United States Attorney, Mr. Steven A. Russell, announced that Markisha C. Hill, 40, was sentenced on December 9, 2022, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Hill to 180 months in prison. There is no parole in the federal system. When he gets out of prison, he will begin a 10-year term of supervised release.
On May 12, 2021, Omaha Police received a tip from an undercover suspect that Phillip Goetz was going to meet Hill to buy methamphetamine near 72nd and Grover Streets in Omaha. Detectives conducted an investigation and saw Goetz approach and get into Hill’s car. The two drove to different places but at Taco Bell, Goetz left Hill’s car and got into a beige Jeep Grand Cherokee, which left the area for a short time before returning. Goetz got out of the Jeep and went back to Hill’s car.
Officers observed a vehicle disturbance and stopped Hill’s SUV on I-80 near the 60th Street exit. Goetz was observed by law enforcement trying to hide something in his jacket. After a search warrant for the SUV and Hill was denied, police had a dog trained to sniff the SUV. The dog gave a good warning. Police searched and found one pound of methamphetamine in the SUV’s center console.
Defendant Phillip Goetz was sentenced on October 20, 2022, to 70 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
The incident was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.