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Mission Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on April 4, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Leon Lloyd Farmer, age 35, was sentenced to 120 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Farmer was originally indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on May 19, 2015.  He pled guilty on January 7, 2016, to distributing 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. 

          Beginning no later than November of 2013, Farmer received distributable quantities of methamphetamine from other individuals who knew he intended to engage in further distribution of the methamphetamine.  Farmer provided methamphetamine to others, knowing they intended to engage in further distribution of the methamphetamine within South Dakota.  It was reasonably foreseeable to Farmer that more than 500 grams of methamphetamine would be distributed during the course of his conspiracy. 

          This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ted L. McBride and SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

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

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Updated April 7, 2016

Drug Trafficking