Crack ring’s leaders join others in prison as a result of Operation Purple Haze

Congratulations to the hardworking officers of the Omaha Police Department and the dedicated attorneys and staff of the Douglas County Attorney’s Office for putting this drug ring out of commission. The Omaha World Herald covered the story:

Two Omaha gang members who led a crack cocaine distribution ring were sentenced Thursday to prison.

[One defendant], 30, received 22 to 33 years for distributing crack cocaine and possessing a firearm.

[The second defendant], 35, was sentenced to 20 to 35 years for possessing and delivering crack cocaine.

Police said 13 high-level gang members were arrested as a result of “Operation Purple Haze.”

[District Court Judge Gary] Randall sided with the state and said both defendants deserved serious sentences.

“Bottom line is, the distribution of crack cocaine is a horrible scourge on our community,” Randall said.

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