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Omaha Man Sentenced to more than 8 Years’ Imprisonment for Methamphetamine Charge

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Michael Mireles, 31, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced June 20, 2024, in federal court in Omaha for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Mireles to 97 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Mireles’s release from prison, he will begin a 5-year term of supervised release.

On May 19, 2022, Omaha Police officers conducted a traffic stop in South Omaha on a vehicle with Mireles identified as the front seat passenger. Mireles admitted to having just left a South Omaha residence under surveillance by gang officers. Mireles said that there were approximately 5 pounds of meth and one firearm in the residence.

That same evening Officers executed a search warrant on the residence that revealed one pound of meth hidden in a bedroom belonging to codefendant, Jose Arevalo-Villalobos. An additional 4 pounds of meth were found in a storage room. A firearm was found in a lockbox hidden in the basement that investigators determined belonged to Jose Arevalo-Villalobos, who was sentenced to 151 months’ imprisonment on January 19, 2024.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney  (402) 661-3700

Updated June 21, 2024

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