Omaha woman sentenced for firearm-, drug-related charges
OMAHA, Neb. -- A woman from Omaha will serve 2 1/2 years in prison for firearm- and drug-related charges.
U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 33-year-old Rachel Stewart, of Omaha, was sentenced on March 16, 2023 for conspiracy to distribute marijuana and to false statement during purchase of a firearm (straw purchase). Stewart will serve 30 months in prison with a three-year term of supervised release after. There is no parole in the federal system. Stewart also previously forfeited $6,310 cash, a gold Rolex watch, a diamond encrusted necklace, and a 2019 Audi Q8 vehicle, all of which were taken by law enforcement as proceeds of drug trafficking.
According to court documents, Stewart and others planned to sell at least 80 kilograms, but less than 100 kilograms, of marijuana from May 2019 to October 2021. From August 2020 to March 2021, Stewart also bought three handguns for a confederate but falsely stated the firearms were for her. Law enforcement later found all three firearms.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Omaha Police Department.