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Last of 3 defendants in meth seizure also sent to prison

February 22, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The last of three people arrested after methamphetamine was found in a vehicle pulled over by a deputy in southeastern Nebraska has been sentenced.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Valeria Navarro-Martinez was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to 28 months in prison.

In September the judge also sent Jose Lopez-Salazar to prison for 28 months and Jose Manuel Zavala-Barron to eight years and a month.

Prosecutors say a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy stopped a car carrying Navarro-Martinez and Lopez-Salazar on April 5 last year for following too closely on Interstate 80. Twenty-three packages holding about 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) were found in the car doors after Navarro-Martinez consented to a search.

Zavala-Barron was arrested later in Omaha, where more meth was found.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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