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Texas Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Meth Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Eliuth Montero-Barrera, 24, a Mexican citizen living in Dallas, Texas, was sentenced May 22, 2024, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. United States District Court Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Montero-Barrera to 108 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Montero-Barrera’s release from prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.

On August 2, 2023, Montero-Barrera arrived at an AutoZone parking lot in Omaha with a co-defendant to drop off meth to two Omaha men. In a post-arrest interview after he was advised of his rights, Montero-Barrera admitted that he had picked up approximately 22.75 kilograms of meth in Houston and had agreed to transport it to Omaha. During the trip to Omaha from Texas, Montero-Barrera placed the meth inside a speaker box in the vehicle. Montero-Barrera also told investigators he had made two previous meth deliveries to Omaha.

Co-defendants Gregorio Mina-Falcon, 36, of Omaha and Alexis Rodriguez, 22, of Dallas have pleaded guilty to the same charge and are scheduled to be sentenced on May 29, 2024, and June 26, 2024, respectively. Co-defendant Jose Luis Garcia-Perez, 35, of Omaha was sentenced to the same sentence as Montero-Barrera on March 27, 2023.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.


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

Updated May 28, 2024