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Honduran Man Sentenced to 72 Months for Drug Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Jhonny Traviezo-Velasque, 25, of Honduras, was sentenced on August 27, 2020, by Senior United States Judge Laurie Smith Camp for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of pure methamphetamine.  Traviezo-Velasque received a sentence of 72 months with a two-year term of supervised release to follow. However, once Traviezo-Velasque serves his sentence, he will be deported.  There is no parole in the federal system.

On September 27, 2018, the narcotics unit with the Omaha Police Department utilized a confidential informant to purchase 782 grams of pure methamphetamine from Traviezo-Valesque.  On April 3, 2019, OPD officers conducted a traffic stop of Traviezo-Velasque, and located 10.3 grams of methamphetamine. A search warrant was executed on the same day for Traviezo-Velasque’s residence, resulting in an additional 142 grams of methamphetamine being located.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration.

Updated September 4, 2020

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