United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Carlos G. Diaz, 19, of Victorville, California, was sentenced on January 13, 2021 in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, after having pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Diaz to 63 months’ imprisonment. After completing his term of imprisonment, Diaz will be required to serve a 5-year term of supervised release as there is no parole in the federal system.
On May 28, 2020, law enforcement officers were conducting routine surveillance at the bus station located in downtown Omaha when they made consensual contact with Diaz while on a bus waiting to depart. While questioning Diaz about his travel, an officer became suspicious that he was involved in criminal activity and requested permission to search his carry-on bag. Diaz gave permission and the consensual search revealed over 1,000 grams of methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by the Task Force Officers of the DEA and Nebraska State Patrol.