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Mission 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 Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine was sentenced on October 22, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Cole Emery, age 25, was sentenced to 72 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.

Emery was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 11, 2018.  He pled guilty on July 31, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident beginning at a time unknown but no later than on or about December 1, 2017, and continuing to on or about December 11, 2018, where Emery conspired with others to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.

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

Updated October 27, 2019

Drug Trafficking
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