Grand Island Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Distribution


A Grand Island man has been sentenced to 14 years behind bars for selling methamphetamine and cocaine.

U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg announced Monday that Jaime Francisco Barraza was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Barraza was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release along with an order to pay a $100 special assessment.

According to authorities, Barraza distributed more that 1,100 grams of methamphetamine, more than 11,000 grams of a meth mixture and more than 800 grams of cocaine between 2004 and 2010.

Barraza pleaded guilty to the charge on January 30.

The U.S. Attorney's Office added that it was noted in the sentencing hearing that Barraza's sentence was based on the amount of drugs distributed and the length of time that he was dealing.

TheCentral Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force investigated this case.