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Colorado Man Sentenced in Methamphetamine Case

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Fort Collins, Colorado, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine was sentenced on January 25, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Victor Francisco Castro, age 20, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced to 60 months in custody, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Castro was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 2, 2015.  He pled guilty on September 15, 2015.

From March until May, 2015, Castro was a member of a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in South Dakota. On April 20, 2015, Castro and his co-defendant, Austin Lovre, sold 17 ounces of methamphetamine to a confidential informant. 

This case was investigated by the Brookings and Watertown Police Departments, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.

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

Updated January 29, 2016