Mexican Man Sentenced for Delivering Methamphetamine on Behalf of Drug Trafficking Organization
United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that on April 22, 2019, Senior United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Emmanuel Solorio-Cruz, of Mexico, to a 46-month term of imprisonment, to be served in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Solorio-Cruz pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
During the first few months of 2018, Solorio-Cruz conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine throughout the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Solorio-Cruz functioned as a courier for the organization and delivered methamphetamine to customers on behalf of Jasive Zamora-Carrillo, of Council Bluffs, Iowa. On February 25, 2019, Zamora-Carrillo was sentenced to 168 months’ imprisonment. Four additional defendants in the case have also been sentenced. Solorio-Cruz further agreed as part of his plea agreement to be removed from the United States to Mexico by immigration authorities upon completion of the term of imprisonment.
The case was primarily investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration – Omaha Field Division, the Omaha Police Department, and the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force.