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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 27, 2018

Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 70 Months’ Jail for Distributing 1 Pound of Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that on August 24, 2018, United States District Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., sentenced Leonides Carreno to imprisonment for 70 months, to be followed by a 4-year term of supervised release.  Carreno was convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846.  On December 13, 2016, investigators used a confidential source to purchase approximately 1 pound of methamphetamine from defendant in exchange for $5,000.00.  Investigators conducting surveillance observed and recorded the transaction, which occurred in Omaha, Nebraska.  The transaction was arranged telephonically through a third party. 

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Omaha Field Division.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 31, 2018