Man Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska
Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Lorenzo Gonzalez-Perez, 25, was sentenced on September 15, 2023, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for his participation in a methamphetamine and fentanyl drug conspiracy. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Gonzalez-Perez to 120 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, he will begin a five-year term of supervised release.
Beginning in August 2021 and continuing to November 4, 2021, Gonzalez-Perez agreed with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine actual and over 100 grams of fentanyl analogue.
On October 18, 2021, Utah Highway Patrol troopers stopped a red Dodge Charger due to a malfunctioning rear license plate light and illegal window tint. The car was driven by co-defendant Giovanna Cisneros and Gonzalez-Perez was a passenger.
Troopers conducted a free air sniff with a K-9 who alerted to the smell of narcotics. As a result, a probable cause search of the Charger was conducted by the state trooper. Inside the trunk was a luggage bag that contained two tin foil wrapped packages. Those packages contained round blue pills stamped ‘M 30.’ The bags weighed approximately 5 pounds and lab tested positive for fentanyl.
Cisneros admitted to the trooper that she was transporting the pills and would receive between $6,000-$7,000 for the trip. She further admitted she was transporting the narcotics for others. Cisneros also advised officers that Gonzalez-Perez was not to receive money for the trip due to being in trouble with others involved in the conspiracy.
Prior to the trip, intercepted phone calls on October 13, 2021, indicated that Cisneros and Gonzalez-Perez were working at the direction of Mayra Rendon. During the phone calls, Rendon informed Emidio Becerra that she was looking for Gonzalez-Perez after he failed to answer his phone after a drug proceeds pick up. Rendon told Becerra she needed someone to drive to California to pick up the pills. Ultimately, Cisneros and Gonzalez-Perez were instructed to make the trip.
Mayra Rendon pled guilty to drug conspiracy and was sentenced on September 15, 2022, to 210 months custody followed by 5 years of supervised release.
Colleen Wiand pled guilty to drug conspiracy and was sentenced on October 28, 2022, to 97 months custody with 3 years of supervised release to follow.
Darbelio Lorenzo-Genchi and Iris Gallardo-Salado each pled guilty to drug conspiracy and were sentenced on March 6, 2023, and February 17, 2023, respectively, to 96 months custody with 2 years of supervised release to follow.
Samantha Cawyer pled guilty to drug conspiracy and was sentenced to 72 months with 3 years of supervised release on August 25, 2023.
Giovana Cisneros pled guilty to drug conspiracy. Sentencing is scheduled for October 12, 2023.
Emidio Becerra and Oscar Ulises Quiroz Ayon are scheduled for trial on September 25, 2023.
This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration.
Matt Lierman - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700
Updated September 19, 2023