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Minnesota Man Sentenced to 25 Years in South Dakota Meth Conspiracy

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

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier has sentenced a Minneapolis, Minnesota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The sentencing took place on December 19, 2023.

Maureo Lemar Murdock, 30, was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Murdock was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury in May of 2023. He pleaded guilty on August 23, 2023.

Murdock obtained methamphetamine from co-conspirators in California and then distributed that methamphetamine to customers in South Dakota. He was personally involved in the distribution of at least 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the FBI, the Sioux Falls Police Department, and the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Hodges prosecuted the case.

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

Updated February 15, 2024

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