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Colorado Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced a Lamar, Colorado, man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The sentencing took place on August 9, 2023.

Jose Dominguez, age 39, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, three years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Dominguez was indicted by a federal grand jury in January of 2023. He pleaded guilty on May 22, 2023.

On October 19, 2022, the Lyman County Sheriff’s Office received a driving complaint from concerned citizens traveling on the interstate.  The citizens reported a dark grey Toyota Corolla was driving erratically and in speeds in excess of 100 mph. Law enforcement located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Dominguez was identified as the driver A search of the vehicle produced a Ziplock bag containing 212 grams of pure methamphetamine and several baggies common to distribution.  Methamphetamine is a Schedule II controlled substance. Dominguez admitted to officers he was transporting the drugs to an individual in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where it would be distributed.

This case was investigated by the FBI, the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Lyman County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Dominguez was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated August 15, 2023