Arizona Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Ronald Eugene Stocker, age 72, of Black Canyon City, Arizona, appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on September 6, 2012, and pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 40 years of imprisonment and a $5,000,000 fine.
The charge relates to Stocker conspiring with another person to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in the District of South Dakota and elsewhere in 2011 and 2012. The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ted L. McBride.
The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.