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Bus Passenger Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Rogelio Molina, 22, of Arizona, was sentenced on July 6, 2022, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for possessing with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Molina to 96 months of imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After completing his term of imprisonment, Molina will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.    

On March 1, 2021, the DEA Interdiction Task Force made consensual contact with Molina at the Jackson Street Omaha bus station.  The agent asked about Molina’s travel from Las Vegas to New York and whether he had any medical or recreational marijuana.  Molina stated he had a THC vape cartridge which he gave to the officer.

The agent conducted a search of the backpack Molina was wearing. The agent located two separate packages wrapped in tape and sawdust, which were tested and determined to be 1,761 grams of actual methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Interdiction Task Force.     

Updated July 8, 2022

Topic
Drug Trafficking