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North Carolina Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison 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 Newton, North Carolina, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on December 12, 2019, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Gregory Skrehot, age 59, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

From February 2017 through February 25, 2018, Skrehot conspired and agreed with others to receive methamphetamine directly from suppliers in Colorado.  Skrehot would transport the methamphetamine to Rapid City, where he would then distribute it to numerous individuals.  Over the course of the conspiracy, at least 500 grams of methamphetamine was distributed in the Rapid City area.   

This case was investigated by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team (UNET) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  UNET is comprised of law enforcement from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Police Department, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the South Dakota National Guard.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

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

Updated December 19, 2019

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