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Pine Ridge Man Sentenced 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 Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on March 25, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Jay Dooley, age 23, was sentenced to 120 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  He pled guilty on December 11, 2015.

Beginning in February of 2014, Dooley obtained methamphetamine from Corey Thompson and others, which he intended to distribute within South Dakota.  Dooley distributed more than 500 grams of methamphetamine during the course of this conspiracy.

          This case was investigated by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Rapid City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.

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

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Updated April 8, 2016

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