Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska
United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Neri Mendoza-Rodriguez, 31, was sentenced on March 10, 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 Mendoza-Rodriguez to 120 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Mendoza-Rodriguez will begin a five-year term of supervised release. Mendoza-Rodriguez is subject to deportation to Mexico by U.S. immigration authorities when he completes his sentence of imprisonment.
In March 2021, a confidential source (CS) contacted Mendoza-Rodriguez to arrange the purchase of methamphetamine. On April 5, 2021, the CS met with Mendoza-Rodriguez and Mendoza-Rodriguez’s cousin, Rigoberto Madrid-Morga, and successfully purchased 399.78 grams of pure methamphetamine. During this controlled delivery, the CS discussed purchasing M-30 fentanyl pills from Mendoza-Rodriguez. Mendoza-Rodriguez confirmed he had fentanyl pills available, and on April 29, 2021, Madrid-Morga delivered 106.79 grams of fentanyl to the CS in Omaha.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Updated March 14, 2023