Fentanyl-related conviction sends Omaha man to prison
OMAHA, Neb. -- A fentanyl-related conviction resulted in 25 years in prison for an Omaha man.
Acting U.S. Susan Lehr said 46-year-old Andre Lott, of Omaha, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on Nov. 15. He was convicted for distribution of fentanyl resulting in death. Lott will serve 300 months in prison with a five-year term of supervised release after. There is no parole in the federal system.
According to court documents, Lott sold cocaine to one of the victims, who also shared it with two other people, on April 20, 2020. The cocaine had fentanyl, and all three people were found dead at a home in Ponca Hills.
Officials said they got data from the iPhone that they found next to one of the victim’s bodies. A review of the data found text messages about Lott selling narcotics. Two contacts’ phone numbers were also found on the phone. A check with the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force identified these phone numbers as belonging to Lott.
Authorities stated that they found a bag with drug residue inside of a backpack belonging to one of the victims. Lott was determined to be a major contributor of the DNA found on the bag. The forensic pathology report indicated all three victims died of fentanyl.
This case was investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Drug Enforcement Administration.