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Mexican Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Juan Tapia-Torres, 44, of Guadalupe Victoria Miramar, Mexico, was sentenced April 26, 2024, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska for his involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy.  Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Tapia-Torres to 90 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, he will begin a 5-year term of supervised release. 

On March 2, 2023, the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a controlled drug purchase of meth from Tapia-Torres in Omaha. During the controlled buy, special agents purchased approximately 437.3 grams of pure meth. The controlled buy was orchestrated by a Mexico-based source of supply that was in communication with Tapia-Torres and the special agents. 

On or about March 14, 2023, a search warrant was executed on Tapia-Torres’s residence in Omaha. During the search, 3,966 grams of pure meth was located in multiple packages located inside the basement ceiling.

This case was investigated by the DEA.


Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney (402) 661-3700

Updated April 30, 2024