OMAHA, Neb. -- Five years in prison was given to an Omaha man after he was convicted for firearm- and drug-related charges.

U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 24-year-old Gary Ross, of Omaha, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on Jan. 13. He was charged for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Ross received a term of 61 months in prison and a three-year term of supervised release after. There is no parole in the federal system.

According to court documents, officers used a search warrant at Ross’s Omaha apartment on Aug. 28, 2020. Officers found approximately 3 lbs. of marijuana, a 9mm handgun, a scale, and $15,300 in the apartment.

Officials said they found the firearm in Ross’ bedroom and the marijuana was near it in a duffel bag. As agreed on in the plea agreement, the $15,300 was forfeited.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Safe Streets Task Force, Omaha Police Department.