Meth-related charge puts Omaha woman in jail
OMAHA, Neb. -- A woman from Omaha received over six years of imprisonment for a meth-related charge.
Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 49-year-old Maria Martinez, of Omaha, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on Friday. Martinez was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Officials said Martinez received 81 months’ imprisonment and will be required to serve a four-year term of supervised release after finishing her initial sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.
According to court documents, Omaha Police detectives set up a one-pound methamphetamine delivery from a known drug distributer on Aug. 4, 2021. A location in Omaha was planned where Martinez delivered one pound of methamphetamine to an undercover officer.
Authorities said a search warrant was used at Martinez’s Omaha residence on Aug. 6, 2021. Martinez was taken into custody before her residence was searched and they found more than 50 grams of meth with her. The residence search found another 36 pounds of meth. During a post-arrest interview, Martinez reportedly admitted to delivering more than 100 pounds of meth in the last two months.
This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.