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Woman Sentenced in Methamphetamine and Fentanyl Drug Conspiracy

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Mayra Rendon, 36, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, following her conviction for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl.  Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Rendon to imprisonment for 210 months.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After her release from prison, she will begin a five-year term of supervised release.

From August 2021 to November 2021, Mayra Rendon, assisted by co-conspirators, was responsible for the distribution of methamphetamine and fentanyl in the Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa areas. In one instance, Rendon and co-conspirators sold an undercover agent posing as a drug buyer 3,000 fentanyl pills, weighing a total of 339.6 grams. Rendon also arranged packages containing methamphetamine and fentanyl to be shipped to the Omaha area. Agents confiscated packages containing 3,065 fentanyl pills and over 4.5 kg of methamphetamine. The overall investigation saw the recovery and confiscation of over 20 pounds of fentanyl and 25 pounds of methamphetamine.

Co-defendant Colleen Wiand will be sentenced on October 28, 2022.

Co-defendants Samantha Cawyer, Emidio Becerra, Oscar Quiroz Ayon, Darbelio Lorenzo-Genchi, Iris Gallardo-Salado, Giovana Cisneros, and Lorenzo Gonzalez-Perez are pending trial.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Postal Inspection Service with assistance provided from Omaha Police Department and Utah State Patrol.

Updated September 16, 2022

Drug Trafficking