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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

California Man Sentenced for Misprision of a Felony

United States Attorney Joseph P. Kelly announced that on May 1, 2018, Juan Jesus Nava, 26, of Oxnard, California, was sentenced to two years and three months (27 months) in prison for misprision of a felony.  Following the prison term, Nava will serve one year on supervised release.

On August 25, 2017, a Seward County Sheriff’s Sergeant patrolling I-80 stopped a car driven by Nava for following too closely. Co-defendant Alberto Zamora was the passenger and owner of the car. Both Nava and Zamora gave verbal consent to search. During a search of the car, 15 packages of heroin, weighing approximately 24.5 pounds were found.  Photos were obtained showing Zamora driving the car across the United States-Mexico border three days prior to the traffic stop.  Nava was held responsible for failing to notify law enforcement officers that Zamora was transporting drugs.  Zamora has pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin and will be sentenced in June of 2018.

This case was investigated by the Seward County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA).

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