United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wagner, South Dakota, man convicted of Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises was sentenced on May 28, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier,
Jeffery Louis Irving, age 38, was sentenced to 87 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.
Irving was indicted with four other people for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, and with one other person for Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises, by a federal grand jury on December 3, 2013. He pled guilty to the drug-involved premises charge on March 6, 2014, and the conspiracy count was dismissed.
Irving had allowed another man to stay at his house in Wagner and distribute methamphetamine from the residence.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.
Irving is being allowed to self-report to the U.S. Marshals Service on June 30, 2014.