Nebraska Man Gets Long Prison Term In NM Drug Case

Oct 19, 2013

A Nebraska man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after drugs were found in his bag at a New Mexico train station.

Prosecutors say 46-year-old Rayvell Vann, of Omaha, also was sentenced Friday to at least eight years of supervised release after serving his prison term.

Vann was arrested in Albuquerque on April 9, 2012.

He was indicted for possessing more than 100 grams of PCP and possession of codeine, both with intent to distribute. A jury convicted him seven months ago on the drug trafficking charges.

Prosecutors say Vann was aboard an Omaha-to-Los Angeles train when a federal drug agent conducting an interdiction investigation asked to check his bag at the Amtrak station in Albuquerque.

The agent reported finding the drugs inside a pink gift-wrapped box.

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