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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pottawattamie County Resident Sentenced to 135 Months in Prison For Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On June 12, 2015, Oscar Arriaga Martinez, a 25 year-old citizen of Mexico who resided in Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 135 months in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Arriaga Martinez was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victim Fund.

On January 8, 2015, Arriaga Martinez pled guilty to this charge, which was the result of an investigation by law enforcement of drug trafficking that occurred in and around the Southern District of Iowa and the District of Nebraska. Beginning as early as February of 2014, continuing through September of 2014, Arriaga Martinez conspired with others to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine in the Southern District of Iowa.

The investigation was conducted by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated June 16, 2015