A Mexican who had been living in Douglas County has been sentenced to nine years in prison for distributing methamphetamine in both Nebraska and Iowa.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa reports that Jorge Zamora-Lopez has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Jarvey, who also ordered Zamora-Lopez to serve five years of supervised release after he serves his prison sentence.
Zamora-Lopez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from January of 2010 through late February of this year. Undercover officers bought meth from a co-defendant in Shelby County, Iowa in early 2010. They arrested Zamora-Lopez a little over a year later when he drove with the co-defendant to Omaha to deliver meth. Police say they found the two with more than a pound of methamphetamine as well as cocaine and more than $10,000 in cash.