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Mexico City Man Sentenced to 168 Months in Prison for Consiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA- On August 3, 2016, Jaime Castillo Gomez, 39, of Mexico City, Mexico, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 168 months in prison announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Castillo Gomez was also ordered to a five year term of supervised release, to follow his imprisonment.

On February 26, 2016, Castillo Gomez pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, which was the result of an investigation by law enforcement of methamphetamine trafficking that occurred in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area for over a one-year time period. Beginning at least as early as November of 2014, and continuing through September of 2015, Castillo Gomez conspired with multiple other individuals to distribute at least 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Southern District of Iowa and elsewhere.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Greater Omaha Safe Streets Task Force and the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Updated August 4, 2016

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