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yankton man sentenced in methamphetamine conspiracy

December 20, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Yankton, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on December 19, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Richard Allen Schaefer, age 43, was sentenced to 121 months in prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.
Schaefer was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 9, 2013.  He pled guilty on September 30, 2013.
As his part in the conspiracy, Shaefer delivered over 500 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine to other conspirators, and he also distributed it to customers in Sioux Falls.
This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department, the Nebraska State Patrol, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Haak prosecuted the case.

Schaefer was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.                             



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