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Woman Sentenced for Trafficking Methamphetamine Through Nebraska

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Teresa Martinez, 47, a Mexican citizen recently living in the Fresno, California area, was sentenced on November 15, 2023, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. United States District Court Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Martinez to 87 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Martinez’s release from prison, she will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.

On February 6, 2022, an Otoe County sheriff’s deputy pulled over a Ford Expedition near the Nebraska-Iowa border for a traffic violation. Martinez was the driver of the Expedition and Martinez’s daughter and co-defendant, Daisy Flores, was the passenger. A search of the vehicle uncovered approximately eight pounds of meth and approximately four pounds of marijuana. Crime laboratory testing of the meth confirmed purity of approximately 89 percent.

Flores has pleaded guilty to the same charge and is scheduled for sentencing on January 3, 2024.

This case was investigated by the Otoe County Sherriff’s Department and   Homeland Security Investigations. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department assisted with testing of the methamphetamine.


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

Updated November 16, 2023

Drug Trafficking