A 32-year-old previously convicted in Minnesota of trafficking methamphetamine has been sentenced to life in prison for trafficking meth in Nebraska.
Chief Federal District Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Jorge Alberto Sainz Navarrete to life in prison for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of meth. He also has been sentenced to two years in prison for money laundering. The sentences will run concurrently.
An Omaha jury convicted Sainz Navarrete in June.
Sainz Navarrete had previously been convicted in Minnesota meth trafficking. He was sent to prison, then deported to Mexico.
Federal prosecutors say the Nebraska case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Omaha Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.