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Omaha Man Sentenced to more than 20 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine and Gun Charge

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

United States Attorney Susan T. Lehr announced that Leonires Perez-Gonzales, age 31, of Omaha, Nebraska was sentenced May 10, 2024, in federal court in Omaha after having pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking. Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Perez-Gonzales to 248 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Perez-Gonzales’s release from prison, he will begin a 5-year term of supervised release.

On March 30, 2023, law enforcement utilized a confidential source (CS) to purchase one pound of meth from a Mexico-based source of supply (SOS). The drug transaction was arranged through text messages with the CS and Perez-Gonzales, both coordinating with the Mexico-based SOS. The CS met the codefendant in Omaha and purchased 387 grams meth for $2,300.

On April 11, 2023, a CS coordinated with the Mexico-based SOS to purchase one pound of meth.  Again, the SOS coordinated with the CS and Perez-Gonzales to set up the controlled purchase. The CS and Perez-Gonzales met at a location in Omaha where he sold the CS one pound of meth for $2,500.

On April 17, 2023, law enforcement executed a search warrant of the Perez-Gonzales’s Omaha storage unit. Inside the unit, officers located 3 plastic bags totaling 1,334 grams of meth, a digital scale, multiple venue items for the defendant, a Smith and Wesson Rifle, 2 loaded .22 caliber magazines, and 569 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition.

On April 18, 2023, officers executed a search warrant at co-defendant Aleah Meyer’s Omaha apartment. The search warrant revealed three 9 mm handguns, two rifles, and a safe containing 1134 grams of meth, 29 grams of fentanyl, and drug proceeds in the amount of $7,613 in United States currency. DNA records established that Perez-Gonzales’s and Meyer’s DNA were on multiple firearms seized in this case.     By pleading guilty, Perez-Gonzales gave up any right or claim to the money and firearms seized in this case.

Aleah Meyer is presumed innocent until proven guilty and is scheduled for trial later this month.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated May 13, 2024

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