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Grand Island Women Sentenced for Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Tarra Arcos, 47, and Glenda Aguilar, 67, both of Grand Island, Nebraska, were sentenced on Monday, February 5, 2024, in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Senior United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Arcos to 132 months’ imprisonment; and Aguilar to 120 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Arcos and Aguilar are released from prison, each will begin an 8-year term of supervised release. Approximately $66,000 in United States currency was forfeited to the United States as part of sentencing.

In March of 2023, investigators made a controlled purchase of meth from Glenda Aguilar at the residence of Tarra Arcos, Aguilar’s daughter.  During this transaction, Aguilar stated that Arcos could supply a larger amount of meth.

The following day, investigators executed a search warrant at Arcos’ residence where they seized over 10 ounces of meth and approximately $66,000 in United States currency.

Tarra Arcos and Glenda Aguilar both have a prior federal conviction for selling meth.

This case was investigated by the Tri-Cities Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) Task Force which is made up of officers from the Grand Island Police Department, Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Hastings Police Department, Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Matt Lierman - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated February 7, 2024