Sioux Falls Man Indicted in Drug Conspiracy
Assistant United States Attorney
US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his part in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.
Casey Dean Hoefert, age 33, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 6, 2012, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on November 8, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison and/or a $10 million fine. The charge is merely an accusation, and Hoefert is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant US Attorney John E. Haak is prosecuting the case. Hoefert was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.