A federal grand jury handed down an eight count indictment charging a Valley woman and an Omaha man with distribution of methamphetamine in the Omaha area.
U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg issued the indictment Friday. The charges stem from a long-term drug operation by the Omaha Police Department.
Thirty-one-year-old Grace Morales or Valley and 34-year-old Eduardo Morales-Nunez or Omaha are accused of possessing and distributing methamphetamine.
Morales-Nunez was arrested at a home near 62nd Avenue and L Street on September 15, 2009 after members of the Omaha Police Narcotics Task Force served a court-ordered search warrant.
Grace Morales was arrested at the same house January 14, 2010 during the execution of another court-ordered search warrant. Police reports indicate Grace Morales was the primary suspect.
The report states that Morales fled when officers entered the home, hiding in a garage. ERU officers located the suspect, forced her to the ground with a straight arm bar take down and used a kneeling pin to put Morales in handcuffs when she continued to resist arrest.
The first count of the indictment states the two conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams of methamphetamine between January 2008 and September 23, 2009.
The second count charges Morales with distribution of less than 50 grams of methamphetamine around July 8, 2009.
The third count alleges Morales-Nunez distributed less than 50 grams of methamphetamine around July 14, 2009.
The fourth count alleges the pair distributed less than 50 grams of methamphetamine around July 20, 2009.
The fifth count alleges Morales-Nunez distributed less than 50 grams of methamphetamine around Aug. 5, 2009.
The sixth count charges Grace Morales with distributing less than 50 grams of methamphetamine around Aug. 7, 2009.
The seventh count charges Morales with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about Jan. 14, 2010.
The indictment’s final count seeks the forfeiture of any property owned by the two.
If convicted, each could face life in prison.