Man Caught with 17 Pounds of Meth

By: wowt Email
By: wowt Email

A man caught with 17 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Omaha has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

A news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg
says Mario G. Sigala was sentenced on Thursday. Authorities
had charged the 22-year-old with possession with intent to
distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.

Sigala was arrested on Dec. 24, after law enforcement stopped
him on westbound Interstate 80 in Omaha. A search of his vehicle
revealed a hidden compartment where the methamphetamine was
stashed.

The case was investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office
and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Sigala also will serve
five years of supervised release after his release from prison.


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