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Kansas Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Wichita, Kansas, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine was sentenced on September 23, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Steven Ward McMullen, Jr., age 45, was sentenced to 130 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

McMullen was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 13, 2018.  He pled guilty on June 4, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from a conspiracy beginning on or about January 25, 2018, and continuing to on or about August 13, 2018, where McMullen, knowingly and intentionally, combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed with persons to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation.

This case was investigated by the Mobridge Police Department, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Corson County Sherriff’s Office, the Mandan, North Dakota Police Department, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.

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

Updated September 24, 2019

Drug Trafficking