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Mexican Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Javier De Leon Marin, 32, of Monterrey, Mexico, was sentenced on November 3, 2023, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for his involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy.  Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr. sentenced Barajas to 108 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, he will begin a 2-year term of supervised release.  De Leon Marin also agreed to the forfeiture of $169,283 that was seized as part of the investigation.

On April 11, 2022, an undercover (UC) Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration contacted a Mexican-based source of supply about purchasing four ounces of meth that could be delivered to the UC in Omaha.  Arrangements were made, and later that day Gerson Ortega-Corado arrived and exchanged $1,000 for four ounces of meth.

On May 18, 2022, the UC again contacted the Mexican-based source of supply and made arrangements for a one-pound delivery of meth.  Later that day, the UC met with De Leon Marin and exchanged $3,700 for 418 grams of pure meth.  Following the controlled buy, De Leon Marin was followed around to various locations.  One of the locations that De Leon Marin visited was an apartment in the area of 10th and Bancroft in Omaha.  He was also followed to several storage units.

On June 16, 2022, the DEA executed search warrants at the 10th and Bancroft apartment and the storage units. At the 10th and Bancroft location, 26.3 kilograms of pure meth and $160,000 were seized.  At the storage units, agents seized $31,562, $2,303, and $6,980.

Oretga-Corado was sentenced on August 15, 2023, to 168 months’ imprisonment.

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


Lecia E. Wright – Supervisor Assistant United States Attorney  (402) 661-3700

Updated November 6, 2023

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