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Batesland Man Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute A Controlled Substance

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Batesland, South Dakota man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on June 3, 2013 by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Abraham Romero, age 52, was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment, 3 years' supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The charge relates to Romero conspiring with others to distribute at least 100 kilograms or more of marijuana in South Dakota between October 2008 and October 2011. Romero pled guilty to the charge on July 30, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.

Romero was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015