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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Monday, January 13, 2014

Irene Man Sentenced In Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Irene, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on January 9, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Jacob Franklin Zurcher, age 30, was sentenced to 46 months in custody, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Zurcher was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 9, 2013, for Conspiracy to Distribute 500 Grams of Methamphetamine.  He pled guilty on October 29, 2013.

As his part in the conspiracy, Zurcher allowed co-conspirators to sell methamphetamine from his home and also purchased methamphetamine and sold it to customers in Sioux Falls.

This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department, the Nebraska State Patrol, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Haak prosecuted the case.

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

Updated June 22, 2015