Department of Justice
For Immediate Release
Omaha Woman Sentenced for Marijuana Distribution Conspiracy and Straw Purchase of Firearms
United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Rachel L. Stewart, 33, of Omaha, was sentenced on March 16, 2023, by the Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. to a total of 30 months’ imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and to False Statement During Purchase of a Firearm (straw purchase). After her release from prison, Stewart will begin a three-year term of supervised release. 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 seized by law enforcement as proceeds of drug trafficking.
During approximately May 2019 to October 2021, Stewart conspired with others to distribute at least 80 kilograms but less than 100 kilograms of marijuana. During August 2020 to March 2021, Stewart also purchased three handguns for a confederate but falsely stated the firearms were for her. Law enforcement later recovered all three firearms.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Omaha Police Department.