Woman sentenced for drug trafficking in Otoe County
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. -- A woman was sentenced after she was convicted for trafficking drugs in Otoe County.
Acting U.S. Attorney Susan Lehr said 47-year-old Teresa Martinez, a Mexican citizen recently living in the California area, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on Wednesday. She was convicted for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Martinez will serve 87 months in prison with a three-year term of supervised release after. There is no parole in the federal system.
Court documents state that an Otoe County sheriff’s deputy pulled over a Ford Expedition near the Nebraska-Iowa border for a traffic violation on Feb. 6, 2022. Martinez was the driver her daughter and co-defendant, Daisy Flores, was the passenger.
Officials said they searched the vehicle and found eight pounds of meth and four pounds of marijuana. Crime laboratory testing of the meth confirmed purity of 89%.
Flores has pleaded guilty to the same charge and is scheduled for sentencing on Jan. 3, 2024.
This case was investigated by the Otoe County Sherriff’s Department and Homeland Security Investigations. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department assisted with testing of the meth.