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sioux falls man sentenced to 41 months for possession
with intent to distribute heroin

August 18, 2014
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession With Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on August 11, 2014, by Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Denardo LaVelle Cunningham, age 40, was sentenced to 41 months in custody, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Cunningham was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 8, 2013, for Possession With Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person. He pled guilty to Possession With Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance on May 12, 2014.
At the time of his arrest, Cunningham was found with over 200 bags of heroin packaged for resale.
This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force, Sioux Fall Police Department, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.








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