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Colorado Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth

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

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Denver, Colorado, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on July 20, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Timothy Zuk, age 49, was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100, and a $1,000 fine.

Zuk was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 11, 2020. He pled guilty on April 18, 2022.

Beginning in at least January 2015, Zuk was involved with several other individuals to distribute pounds of methamphetamine and heroin in and around the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. Zuk was the source of supply for several individuals who resided on the reservation. They would make trips to Denver to pick up methamphetamine from Zuk to distribute on the reservation. Zuk also made several trips to South Dakota to bring methamphetamine to them to distribute. Over 90,000 kilograms of converted drug weight of narcotics was involved in this conspiracy.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

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

Updated July 22, 2022

Drug Trafficking