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Hill City Man Sentenced To 100 Months For Conspiracy To Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Hill City, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine was sentenced on July 17, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Hugo Arechiga-Torres, age 33, was sentenced to 100 months in custody, 10 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Arechiga-Torres was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on April 4, 2012, and he pled guilty on January 3, 2014.
Beginning in June 2010 until April 4, 2012, Arechiga-Torres received pound quantities of methamphetamine in South Dakota.  During that time, Arechiga-Torres and the individuals supplying and transporting the methamphetamine conspired and agreed with others to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in South Dakota. 
This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force, and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.

Arechiga-Torres was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015