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20 arrested on firearms, drugs charges in mulit-agency operation

5 still at large following 7-month investigation
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Posted at 5:30 PM, Jun 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 18:59:03-04

Local and federal authorities arrested 20 and are looking for five more people following the seizure of several firearms, marijuana, cash and a vehicle today as part of a operation targeting trafficking, firearms and narcotics violations.

Early Tuesday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Omaha Police Department, United States Marshals Service, Omaha Metro Fugitive Squad, Council Bluffs Police Department, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force executed "Operation Brass Catcher," serving 22 state and federal warrants in Northeast and Northwest Omaha, according to a statement from the office of acting U.S. Attorney Robert C. Stuart.

The warrants were issued for firearms and narcotics violations, but search warrants were also issued in conjunction with the operation, resulting in the seizure of several firearms, 11 pounds of marijuana, $10,000 in cash and a vehicle, the report states.

In federal custody are:

Kendall Williams, 22, of Omaha, charged with tranferring a firearm to someone prohibited from carrying a weapon.

Khyre Holbert, 22, of Omaha, charged with crack cocaine distribution and possession, and/or use of a firearm during a drug transaction.

Breck Beck Jr., 21, of Omaha, charged with felony possession of a firearm.

Creighton Jones, 25, of Omaha, charged with felony possession of a firearm, distribution of crack cocaine, and posession and/or use of a firearm during a drug transaction.

Trevon Green, 25, of Omaha, charged with marijuana distribution and possession and/or use of a firearm during a drug transaction.

Terrance Robinson, 20, of Omaha, charged with marijuana distribution and possession of and/or use of a firearm during a drug transaction.

Lynell Noble Jr., 25, of Omaha, charged with giving a firearm to someone prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Andrell Harris, 24, of Omaha, charged with felony possession of a firearm.

Kortney Cunegin, 31, of Omaha, charged with felony possession of a firearm.

Cary McCarty, 27, of Omaha, charged with felony possession of a firearm.

Loren Williams, 26, of Omaha, charged with giving a firearm to someone prohibited from possessing a firearm.

James Hart, 28, of Omaha, charged with crack cocaine distribution, and possession and/or use of a firearm during a drug transaction.

James Burrus, 26, of Omaha, charged with methamphetamine distribution.

Drelin Perkins, 20, of Omaha, charged with giving a firearm to someone prohibited from possessing a firearm.

In state custody are:

Christopher Hicks, 23, of Omaha, charged with marijuana possession with intent to deliver.

Detrelle Perry, 22, of Omaha, charged with felony flight to avoid arrest, and possession of a firearm.

Devante Green, 24, of Omaha, charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

Nathanial Cook, 23, of Omaha, charged with possession of a firearm.

"Today's operation serves as a wake-up call to those who choose to bring gun violence into our neighborhoods. In partnership with the Omaha Police Department, ATF is absolutely committed to deterring those who use firearms in furtherance of their criminal activities,” said John Underwood of the ATF, who served as Acting Special Agent in Charge for the operation.

In addition, two men were arrested prior to the investigation, according to the press release.

Federal authorities arrested Sidney Jackson, 25, of Omaha, on charges of felony possession of a firearm, with an additional charges for the weapons' lack of (or altered) serial numbers; distribution of crack cocaine; and firearm possession during a drug transaction. State authorities arrested Norman Bennett, 32, charging him with felony possession of a firearm, and marijuana possession with intent to deliver.

Five suspects remained at-large as of about 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the press release.

“We are very pleased with the perseverance, coordination and cooperation among these investigative agencies, as well as the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, in this very successful investigation,” Stuart said.