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Colorado Man Sentenced For Drug Conspiracy

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

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Denver, Colorado, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on June 3, 2015, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Vincent Rios, age 32, was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Rios pled guilty to the charge on December 17, 2014.  The charge related to Rios conspiring with others to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in the District of South Dakota in 2014.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Rapid City Police Department, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

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

Updated June 22, 2015