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

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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 December 23, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Jeremy Eric Zurcher, age 24, was sentenced to 168 months in custody to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.
Zurcher was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 9, 2013, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.  He pled guilty on October 4, 2013.
As his part in the conspiracy, Zurcher purchased over 500 grams of methamphetamine and distributed 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