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Norfolk, Nebraska Man Sentenced in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan T. Lehr announced that Roberto Nava, 49, of Norfolk, Nebraska, was sentenced on July 6, 2023, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Nava to 120 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Nava will begin a five-year term of supervised release.  He will also forfeit $42,000 in drug proceeds to the United States.

In August 2021, Drug Enforcement Administration agents became aware that a person by the name of Roberto Nava was distributing pound quantities of methamphetamine in the Norfolk area.  Utilizing a confidential source, agents made arrangements to purchase methamphetamine on two occasions.  On each buy, Nava arrived and delivered methamphetamine.  On August 24, 2021, Nava delivered one pound of methamphetamine and on September 23, 2021, he delivered two pounds of methamphetamine

Following the controlled buy on September 23, 2021, agents then executed a search warrant on Nava’s residence.  As a result, agents recovered an additional half pound of methamphetamine and $42,000 in drug proceeds.  A forensic laboratory analysis confirmed the methamphetamine as 95% pure. 

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.


Matt E. Lierman, Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated July 7, 2023