Pottawattamie County Men Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – On August 23, 2017, Jeffrey W. Porterheather Jean Reekr, 41, and Gregory T. McCoy, 62, both from Council Bluffs, Iowa, were sentenced individually by Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Porter was sentenced to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release following his imprisonment. McCoy was sentenced to 57 months in prison and to three years of supervised release following his imprisonment.

 

This case resulted from a large-scale law enforcement investigation of methamphetamine trafficking occurring in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area for approximately one year. Beginning at least as early as November of 2014, and continuing through September of 2015, these defendants conspired with other individuals who, as a group, distributed nearly 40 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Southern District of Iowa and elsewhere.

 

Last year, on June 27, 2016, a jury convicted co-defendants Jose Luis Tizoc and Manuel Espinoza at trial, finding them guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and prohibited persons in possession of a firearm. Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner sentenced Jose Luis Tizoc to 300 months of in prison and five years of supervised release and Manuel Espinoza to 240 months of in prison and five years of supervised release.

 

Other defendants who pleaded guilty for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and have been sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner included the following:

 

  • Richard Hull, Jr., 150 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release;

  • Salvador Nunez Trejo, 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release;

  • Jessica Moreno, 35 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release;

  • Jaime Castillo Gomez, 168 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release;

  • Kristopher Hatch, 151 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release;

  • Jane Song, 60 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release;

  • Grant M. Carman, 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release;

  • Greg M. Price, 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release; and,

  • Amelia J. Lesemann, 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release.

 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Greater Omaha Safe Streets Task Force and Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force conducted the investigation. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

 

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Learn more about this release by calling Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov.

 

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