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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Meth Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on January 5, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol.

Matthew Edmond Donegan, age 23, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Donegan was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 4, 2020.  He pled guilty on October 21, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on December 16, 2019, when Donegan was arrested in possession of 144 grams of methamphetamine, which was tested and found to be 97% pure.  Donegan intended for some, or all, of that methamphetamine to be distributed.

This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department, the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.

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

Updated January 7, 2021

Drug Trafficking