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Omaha Man Sentenced to more than Seven Years’ Imprisonment for Drug Charge

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Abraham Jose Alvarenga, 28, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. United States District Court Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Alvarenga to 94 months’ imprisonment. After completing his term of imprisonment, Alvarenga will be required to serve a 5-year term of supervised release as there is no parole in the federal system.

On September 14, 2020, a DEA agent working in an undercover capacity coordinated a purchase of approximately 396 grams of methamphetamine at a South Omaha gas station. At the meet location, the undercover agent was approached by Alvarenga and a co-defendant, German Reyes Jr. Alvarenga got into the undercover agent’s car and sold the agent the methamphetamine while Reyes walked into the gas station.

On November 9, 2020, another co-defendant, Andres Cruz, sold the undercover agent an additional 295 grams of methamphetamine and was arrested on November 16, 2020, when he was found in possession of another 896 grams of methamphetamine. The investigation revealed that both Cruz and Alvarenga were distributing the methamphetamine on behalf of Reyes.

Cruz was sentenced to 51 months’ imprisonment on January 14, 2022. Reyes was sentenced to 188 months’ imprisonment on September 22, 2022.

This case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.


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

Updated December 2, 2022