Man from Mexico sentenced to 5 years in prison
OMAHA, Neb. -- A man from Mexico received five years of prison time due to a meth-related charge.
U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 34-year-old Victor Gerardo Mendez-Gil, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on Friday. He was charged for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Mendez-Gil will serve 60 months in prison with a three-year term of supervised release after. There is no parole in the federal system. He will be removed by immigration authorities from the United States to Mexico after completing his sentence.
According to court documents, Mendez-Gil was sent by a Mexico-based meth supplier to deliver one pound of meth to an undercover agent in Omaha on Feb. 9, 2021. The meth weighed 464.4 grams.
Officials said they were able to get a warrant to search Mendez-Gil’s Omaha home. Mendez-Gil was arrested during the search on Feb. 16, 2021. He was in possession of 36 pounds of meth mixture and $15,099.00 in United States currency. The currency was made up of money from meth trafficking and has been criminally forfeited to the United States.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Omaha Division.