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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 17, 2022

Mexican Man Sentenced to 90 Months’ Imprisonment for Drug Conspiracy

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Luis Lopez, 39, of Jalisco, Mexico, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Lopez received a 90-month term of imprisonment followed by a five-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.  Lopez also forfeited any interest in $89,930 that was seized during his arrest.  Lopez will be deported after serving his sentence.

In April of 2021, the DEA and Omaha Police Department were investigating a co-conspirator of Lopez for distributing methamphetamine.  Lopez and the co-conspirator sold and distributed one pound of methamphetamine in an undercover operation conducted by law enforcement on April 11, 2022. Lopez drove the co-conspirator to the drug sale in a Ford Flex.  On April 14, 2022, officers observed the same Ford Flex being driven by Lopez with the co-conspirator as a passenger.  During a traffic stop of the vehicle, officers found a large amount of U.S. Currency.  A search warrant was executed on Lopez’s residence and more U.S. Currency was seized along with ledgers tracking narcotic sales.  Overall, $89,930 was seized.

This case was investigated by the DEA and Omaha Police Department.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 22, 2022