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Colorado Man Sentenced to More than Thirteen Years for Drug and Gun Charges.

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

United States Attorney Steven A. Russell announced that Daniel M. Gutirez, 43, of Del Norte, Colorado, was sentenced on June 26, 2023, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Firearm in Connection with Drug Trafficking. United States District Court Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Gutirez to 160 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. He was also ordered to serve a five-year term of supervised release after his release from prison.   

On December 1, 2021, Gutirez and co-defendant Sheri Griego were stopped while driving in the area of 8th and Brown Streets in Omaha after officers observed their vehicle commit several traffic infractions. After speaking with the two, officers became suspicious that they were involved in criminal activity. Gutirez was asked if he had any weapons. He said he had a gun in his waistband. He was detained and the handgun was found. A search of his person revealed a quantity of methamphetamine. A search of the car revealed a rifle and 67 grams of methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia.

Co-defendant Griego is currently scheduled for trial starting August 8, 2023.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Omaha Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Susan Lehr - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit  (402) 661-3700

Updated June 30, 2023

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