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Omaha Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Orlando Brewer, 54, of Omaha, Nebraska was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for his involvement in a methamphetamine conspiracy.  Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Brewer to 120 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. 

As part of a long-term investigation into a Mexican-based Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO), DEA identified Maria Reyes-Monge as a meth distributor for the Omaha metro area.  As part of the investigation, Reyes-Monge was kept under electronic and physical surveillance.  She was observed on numerous occasions meeting with local dealers and supplying them with Mexican-imported meth. 

On October 5, 2022, Reyes-Monge was observed going to the Walgreen’s parking lot at 1606 S. 72nd Street.  Reyes-Monge was observed meeting with Brewer and conducting what appeared to be a hand-to-hand narcotics transaction.  A traffic stop was done on Brewer leaving the meeting, and it was determined that he had active felony arrest warrants.  On the passenger side rear floorboard was a bag with 361 grams pure meth. 

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

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


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

Updated February 20, 2024