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Omaha Man Sentenced in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Carlos Rios-Alonso, 36, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on January 3, 2023, in federal court in Omaha for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Rios-Alonso to a term of imprisonment of 29 months.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, he will begin a 4-year term of supervised release. 

On November 21, 2021, the Drug Enforcement Administration intercepted a FedEx package that contained 2,000 fentanyl pills.  The package was delivered to the listed address and Rios-Alonso took possession of the package. After Rios-Alonso was arrested, he admitted that he was to receive the package.            

This case was investigated primarily by the Drug Enforcement Administration.


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

Updated February 6, 2023