U.S. Permanent Resident Convicted by Nebraska Jury in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska
United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that a federal jury in the District of Nebraska found Oswaldo Neri, 30, of Mexico, guilty of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Oswaldo Neri conspired with his brother, Jesse Neri, and others to distribute methamphetamine in Omaha in early 2021. Oswaldo Neri resides in the U.S. as a permanent resident.
On January 4 and 5, 2021, a DEA undercover agent posing as a customer contacted a known Mexico-based methamphetamine supplier to order for purchase 1 pound of methamphetamine. The agent and the Mexican source of supply agreed that a local party would meet the customer at a business in Omaha, Nebraska to complete the sale and agreed that the customer would pay $4,100 for the pound. As planned, they met and completed the transaction. Investigators thereafter identified the Neri brothers as the persons who met with the undercover officer and delivered the methamphetamine.
A week later, on January 12, 2021, investigators executed a search warrant at the Neri brothers’ residence in Omaha. Both brothers were arrested, and investigators recovered 6 additional pounds of methamphetamine from Oswaldo Neri’s bedroom closet, as well as additional evidence of distribution.
United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher presided over the jury trial and will sentence Oswaldo Neri on May 18, 2022.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Omaha Field Division, and the Nebraska State Patrol. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Chemistry Unit provided laboratory services for the investigation.
Updated February 11, 2022