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Three-Time Removed Mexican National Convicted of Trafficking Over 24 Pounds of Methamphetamine in Omaha Area

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Juan Felipe-Carmona, 34, originally of Mexico but residing illegally in Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.  United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Felipe-Carmona to 120 months’ imprisonment.  He was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release after his release from prison. There is no parole in the federal system. He faces potential deportation following the completion of his prison sentence.

Law enforcement executed a search warrant on defendant’s residence in Omaha on September 9, 2021.  During the execution of the warrant, officers located a small amount of methamphetamine and through further investigation learned defendant distributed at least 24 pounds of methamphetamine to others in the Omaha area from approximately July 2020 through September 2021.  Defendant was previously removed from the United States on three occasions for unlawfully being present in the country. 

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.


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

Updated June 29, 2023

Drug Trafficking