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Mexican National Sentenced to 8 Years’ Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking Crime

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Guadalupe Ayala-Armienta, 36, of Mexico, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Ayala-Armienta to 96 months’ imprisonment on the drug charge. There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison he will be subject to deportation.  He was also ordered to serve a five-year term of supervised release.

On May 25, 2021, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was investigating suspected drug trafficking at an Omaha motel when they stopped a vehicle leaving the motel that Ayala-Armienta was a passenger in. Deputies learned that Ayala-Armienta had rented a room back at the hotel and a drug detecting canine alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from within.  A search warrant was obtained, and deputies located approximately 10 pounds of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and approximately $37,000 in drug proceeds within the room.

This case was investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.


Susan Lehr – Drug Enforcement Unit Chief (402) 661-3700

Updated February 21, 2023

Drug Trafficking