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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mexican Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

On November 6, 2014, Alejandro Memije-Fuentes, 33, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced to 10 years and one month (121 months) in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine in Lincoln.  Memije-Fuentes was ordered to serve five years on supervised release following the prison term.  However, it is likely that he will be deported upon completion of his prison sentence.

In April of 2014, Memije-Fuentes contacted an informant who was working with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force and made arrangements for the delivery of two pounds of methamphetamine to the informant.  An associate of Memije-Fuentes was supposed to make the delivery to the informant, but the associate was contacted by officers on April 4, 2014, consented to a search of his car, and was found in possession of approximately two pounds of methamphetamine.

Despite his associate’s arrest, Memije-Fuentes stayed in contact with the informant and made arrangements for the delivery of five pounds of methamphetamine to the informant.  Memije-Fuentes told the informant that the methamphetamine was being transported to Lincoln in a truck.  On the evening of April 21, 2014, officers saw Memije-Fuentes and at least one other person meet with the driver of a semi-tractor trailer truck near Memije-Fuentes’s Lincoln motel.  After this meeting, Memije-Fuentes returned to his motel room.  In the early morning hours of April 22, 2014, officers executed a search warrant on that motel room.  Memije-Fuentes and two other individuals were found in the room along with an air compressor in which approximately 6 ¼ pounds or 2.8 kilograms of methamphetamine had been hidden.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.

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Updated February 4, 2015