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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Arizona Man Sentenced In Methamphetamine Case

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Scottsdale, Arizona man was sentenced on January 28, 2013 by United States District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

David Scott Wright, age 49, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 1, 2012 for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine. He pled guilty to the offense on November 6, 2012. He was sentenced to 37 months in custody to be followed by 4 years of supervised release.

Wright was part of a group of people who agreed to distribute methamphetamine in South Dakota and elsewhere. Between August 2011 and January 2012, Wright distributed methamphetamine to co-conspirators who had traveled to Arizona and then returned to South Dakota to distribute the drug.

This case was investigated by the SD Division of Criminal Investigation and the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant US Attorney John E. Haak prosecuted the case.

Wright was immediately turned over to the custody of the US Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015