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Rapid city man sentenced for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

May 1, 2014
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine was sentenced on April 21, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Wilber Sinai Valdovinos-Gil, age 23, was sentenced to 120 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  
Valdovinos-Gil was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on April 4, 2012.  He pled guilty on December 20, 2013.
From June 2010 until April 4, 2012, Valdovinos-Gil conspired and agreed with Hugo Arechiga-Torres, and other persons, to distribute more than 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine in South Dakota.  Torres is scheduled to be sentenced on June 2, 2014.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force, and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.
Valdovinos-Gil was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.




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