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Press Release

Hastings Man Sentenced for Distribution of Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that on May 24, 2018, Francisco Diaz Vargas, 22, of Hastings, Nebraska, was sentenced to three years and one month (37 months) in prison for distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine actual.  Following the prison term, Diaz Vargas will serve three years on supervised release. 

On July 19, 2016, a confidential informant met with Diaz Vargas in Hastings, Nebraska, and purchased at least six grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine.  On July 21, 2016, Diaz Vargas sold an additional 23 grams of actual methamphetamine to the same confidential informant.

This case was investigated by the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force.

Updated May 25, 2018

Drug Trafficking