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Holdrege Woman Sentenced for Possession of Methamphetamine


Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Jade Wondercheck, 44, of Holdrege, Nebraska, was sentenced October 27, 2023, in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Wondercheck to 140 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Wondercheck’s release from prison, she will begin a 5-year term of supervised release.

In December of, 2022, an officer with the Omaha Police Department was on patrol and observing a house, which he knew to be involved in drug trafficking.  Officers had previously conducted three traffic stops of vehicles leaving this residence, each resulting in a pound of methamphetamine or cocaine being seized.  On this occasion the officer observed a black Chrysler 300 leave the residence.  The vehicle failed to signal a turn a few blocks down and a traffic stop was conducted.  

Wondercheck was a backseat passenger in the vehicle, with two other occupants.  While speaking with another passenger of the vehicle, the officer could see open beer bottles and smell marijuana.  Based on these observations, the officer decided to conduct a probable cause search.  Wondercheck was searched and two baggies of methamphetamine were located concealed in her pants.  A lab confirmed the drugs were 91 grams of pure methamphetamine.  

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.