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

Monday, December 12, 2016

Scottsbluff, Nebraska Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Scottsbluff, Nebraska, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on November 28, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Rogelio (Roy) Guel, Jr., age 41, was sentenced to 63 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Guel was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 15, 2016, for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.  He pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance on September 14, 2016.

Between January of 2015 and March of 2016, Guel and others conspired and agreed to knowingly and intentionally distribute methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance, in South Dakota.  Guel received distributable quantities of methamphetamine from individuals who knew that he intended to engage in further distribution of the methamphetamine.  He also provided methamphetamine to others knowing that they intended to engage in further distribution of the methamphetamine within the District of South Dakota.  It was reasonably foreseeable to Guel that at least 350 grams of methamphetamine would be distributed during the course of the conspiracy.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, and the Northern Plains Safe Trials Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated December 12, 2016