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Grand Island Man Sentenced to 100 Months’ Imprisonment for Methamphetamine Distribution

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Javier Contreras-Rodriguez on July 12, 2019, to imprisonment for 100 months, to be followed by a 5-year term of supervised release.  Contreras was convicted of distribution of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. § 846. 

On March 22, 2017, in Grand Island, Nebraska, confidential informants acting at the direction of investigators conducted a controlled buy of approximately ½ ounce of methamphetamine from defendant.  Investigators observed the transaction, during which Contreras sold approximately 19 grams of meth to the informants.  Contreras’s prior criminal convictions include resisting arrest, felony robbery, DUI, additional felony narcotics distribution, and assault.  All of these prior convictions factored into the 100-month sentence to imprisonment imposed by Judge Rossiter.  Contreras ingested methamphetamine on his person at the time of his arrest, resulting in a brief period of hospitalization.

The case was investigated by the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force, including the Adams Country Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska State Patrol.

Updated July 19, 2019

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