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Mexican Citizen Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Crime

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Iris Gallardo-Salado, 22, of Mexico, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Gallardo-Salado to 96 months’ imprisonment.  As part of her plea, Gallardo-Salado forfeited her interest in $26,147 in United States currency - drug proceeds seized from her residence.  There is no parole in the federal system. Gallardo-Salado will likely be deported by U.S. immigration authorities when she completes her sentence of imprisonment.  After her release from prison, she will also be subject to a two-year term of supervised release. 

On October 26, 2021, as part of an investigation into drug trafficking, Special Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and Omaha Police Department narcotics detectives searched Gallardo-Salado and co-defendant Darbelio Lorenzo-Genchi’s home in South Omaha. There, agents seized 17 pounds of methamphetamine.  They also located packaging materials, a drug scale, money wire receipts, bundled U.S. currency, and drug ledgers.

Lorenzo-Genchi pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  He will be sentenced on March 3, 2023.

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


Susan Lehr - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated February 21, 2023

Drug Trafficking