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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 18, 2018

Texas Man Sentenced on Drug and Money Laundering Charges

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that on May 18, 2018, Javier Reyna, 37, of Alamo, Texas, was sentenced to 16 years (192 months) in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and an unspecified amount of cocaine and conspiracy to money launder.  Following the prison term, Reyna will serve five years on supervised release. 

Information provided to and obtained by law enforcement indicated that between May of 2014 and April 24, 2017, Reyna was involved in the transport of methamphetamine and cocaine from southern Texas to the Lincoln and Omaha areas for distribution.  Reyna was found to be responsible for the distribution of at least 500 grams (approximately 18 ounces) of actual (pure) methamphetamine, at least 1.5 kilograms (approximately three pounds) of methamphetamine mixture and at least 2 kilograms (approximately 4.5 pounds) of cocaine. Reyna was also involved in a scheme in which cash proceeds from the sales of methamphetamine were deposited into bank and credit union accounts in the Lincoln area.  The funds were then withdrawn by Reyna and other members of the conspiracy in south Texas.  Reyna’s bank account showed a total of over $113,000 in cash deposits between March of 2016 and February of 2017 and withdrawals in Texas during the same period of over $83,000.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Nebraska State Patrol, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Financial Fraud
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Updated May 25, 2018