NE man sentenced to 108-months in jail for conspiracy to distribute meth in the region


November 29th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

U-S District Court Judge John Jarvey Tuesday sentenced a Mexican citizen to nine-years in prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine distribute methamphetamine throughout South Omaha, Nebraska, and Western Iowa. Jorge Zamora-Lopez was also ordered to serve a five year term of supervised release following incarceration.

On August 8th, Zamora-Lopez entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from January, 2010, through February 25th, 2011. During that time period, Zamora-Lopez, along with a co-defendant distributed meth throughout the region.
Law enforcement identified Zamora-Lopez’s co-defendant as a potential source of methamphetamine when a controlled purchase was made in Shelby County, Iowa, using a confidential informant, in January of 2010. The investigation continued and ultimately resulted Zamora-Lopez’ arrest on February 25, 2011, when he drove his co-defendant to a location in South Omaha to deliver methamphetamine. At the time of their arrest, Zamora-Lopez and his co-defendant had over a pound of pure methamphetamine, cocaine and over ten thousand dollars in currency in their possession.

The investigation was conducted by the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Shelby County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office, the Douglas County, Nebraska, Sheriff’s Office, the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force, the Department of Homeland Security Enforcement and Removal Operation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.