Minnesota Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota
RAPID CITY - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. Circuit Judge Jonathan A. Kobes has sentenced an Orr, Minnesota, man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The sentencing took place on January 31, 2023.
Jeremy Morris, 44, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Jeremy Morris was indicted for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury in July of 2022. He pleaded guilty on October 14, 2022.
Morris was traveling near Sturgis, South Dakota, when law enforcement stopped his vehicle. Upon a search of the vehicle, 4.985 kilograms of methamphetamine and a firearm were found. Morris admitted that he intended to further distribute the methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team (UNET), Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team – North (UNET-N, which covers the Northern Black Hills) and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. UNET is comprised of law enforcement from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Police Department, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the South Dakota National Guard. UNET-N is comprised of law enforcement from Spearfish Police Department, Deadwood Police Department, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, and South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.
Morris was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Updated February 1, 2023