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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Pierre Man Sentenced on Fentanyl Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on July 30, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Darrell Hamann, age 25, was sentenced to 8 months in federal prison, 3 years of supervised release, a fine in the amount of $1,000, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Hamann was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 12, 2019.  He pled guilty on May 14, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from a conspiracy that occurred between September 1, 2018 and September 5, 2018, wherein Hamann knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance.  The fentanyl distribution resulted in the individual using the fentanyl needing emergency medical care, including two doses of Narcan.

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Pierre Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

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

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Updated July 31, 2019