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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Nebraska

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For Immediate Release

August 23, 2012

Deborah R. Gilg, United States Attorney

Contact: Susan Lehr
(402) 661-3700

Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned indictments. Indictments are charging documents that contain one or more individual counts that are merely accusations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Aaron J. Clark, also known as Aaron Barfield, age 27, of Bellevue, is charged in a six count indictment. Count I alleges that on or about February 2, 2012, the defendant distributed less than 50 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana. The maximum possible penalty includes imprisonment of up to 5 years, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. Count II alleges that on or about February 9, 2012, the defendant distributed a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. The maximum possible penalty includes imprisonment of up to 20 years, a $1 million fine, a 5 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. Count III alleges that on or about February 9, 2012, the defendant distributed less than 50 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana. The maximum possible penalty includes imprisonment of up to 5 years, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. Count IV alleges that on or about February 9, 2012, the defendant, who was previously convicted of two felony offenses, to wit: 2nd degree assault on February 5, 2003, and delivery/intent to deliver a controlled substance on September 29, 2009, was in possession of a Stevens Savage 12 gauge short-barreled shotgun. The maximum possible penalty includes imprisonment of up to 10 years, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count V alleges that on or about February 9, 2012, the defendant used and carried a Stevens Savage 12 gauge short-barreled shotgun during and in relation to the drug trafficking offense alleged in Counts II and III of the indictment. The maximum possible penalty includes imprisonment of not less than 10 years and up to life, to be served consecutive to any other sentence of imprisonment imposed, a $250,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count VI alleges that on or about April 27, 2012, having previously been convicted of two felony offenses, to wit: 2nd degree assault on February 5, 2003, and delivery/intent to deliver a controlled substance on September 29, 2009, was in possession of an Austria Glock 17 RTF2, 9mm pistol. The maximum possible penalty includes imprisonment of up to 10 years, a $250,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

Contact Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement Task Force Chief Susan Lehr at 402-661-3700 for further information.

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