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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 9, 2014

California Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin

On October 9, 2014, Roberto Sanchez Quiroz, 29, of Sanger, California, was sentenced to five years (60 months) in prison for possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.  Following the prison term, Quiroz will serve four years on supervised release. 

On November 20, 2013, Quiroz was contacted outside his Lincoln hotel by investigators who had received information regarding Quiroz’s possible involvement in drug transactions.  Quiroz consented to a search of his hotel room.  He was found in possession of 109.76 grams (3.8 ounces) of heroin and $14,598.78 in cash.  Quiroz told officers that he intended to sell the heroin in Omaha.   He said the cash represented proceeds from prior marijuana sales, and he was using that money to pay for his Lincoln hotel and other expenses while he prepared to go to Omaha to sell the heroin.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.
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Updated January 29, 2015