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Southern District of Iowa

Friday, March 18, 2016

Mexican Citizen in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

Council Bluffs, IA - On March 16, 2016, Jonathon Oros-Moreno, a 29 year-old citizen of Mexico, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner, to 100 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine announced Acting United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel.

Oros-Moreno entered a guilty plea on July 24, 2015, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine following his arrest on July 24, 2014, by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Safe Streets Task Force. On July 24, 2014, law enforcement purchased two one-pound packages of methamphetamine from Oros-Moreno before serving a search warrant on the Council Bluffs, Iowa apartment where Oro-Moreno was staying. At the apartment, law enforcement located an additional twelve one-pound packages of methamphetamine.

The investigation was conducted by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Council Bluffs Police Department, the Bellevue (Nebraska) Police Department, the Omaha (Nebraska) Police Department and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated March 18, 2016