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District of Nebraska

Monday, September 24, 2018

Indictment Unsealed Against Aaron O. Leyva as Part of Last Week’s Drug Operation

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Aaron O. Leyva was arrested Saturday on a federal warrant.  Today, the indictment against Leyva has been unsealed.  Leyva is charged with twice distributing five grams or more of actual methamphetamine in March of 2018.  Last week, on September 20, 2018, several law enforcement agencies arrested a dozen people in the Grand Island area on drug trafficking charges.  Leyva was part of the same investigation, but he was not located until this weekend.  Leyva will have his initial appearance in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl R. Zwart in Lincoln this week.

This case was investigated by the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force, which consists of the following agencies: The Grand Island Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol, Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, Hastings Police Department, Adams County Sheriff’s Office, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Hall County Attorney’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s Office.

Drug Trafficking
Updated September 28, 2018