Acting United States Attorney Jan W. Sharp announced that Esteban G. Morales, age 26, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court after his arrest in a drug trafficking sting operation. Morales was convicted on charges of methamphetamine and cocaine distribution. Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Morales to 151 months’ imprisonment. Morales will serve a 5-year term of supervised release following his release from the Bureau of Prisons. There is no parole in the federal system.
On October 23, 2017, Morales sold four ounces of methamphetamine to a source working with law enforcement in Omaha. On August 29, 2018, he sold four ounces of cocaine to the same source in Omaha.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.