Pott. Co. Resident Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth


May 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The U-S Attorney’s Office for the southern District of Iowa reports a Council Bluffs man was sentenced Thursday to 16-years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetmine. Senior District Court Judge Ronald Longstaff also ordered 30-year old Felipe Hernandez to serve a five year term of supervised release following incarceration. Hernandez plead guilty on February 2nd, to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in the amount of 500 grams or more.

During June and July of 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, Police Department, working the South West Iowa Narcotics Task Force, investigated a group of individuals for selling methamphetamine in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Hernandez, and the seizure of three kilograms of methamphetamine, two loaded handguns, and cash.

The investigation was conducted by the Omaha, Nebraska, Police Department, the SWIN Task Force, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.