Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 25 Years in for Role in Methamphetamine Conspiracy
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that Quadiri Ayodele, age 38, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on June 19, 2018, by U.S. District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier. Ayodele was convicted of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and of violating the supervised release conditions stemming from his 2008 federal conviction for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
Ayodele’s time in prison will be followed by ten years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victim’s Fund. Ayodele was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 11, 2017. He pled guilty on January 25, 2018.
The investigation of Ayodele revealed his leadership of a drug ring that was responsible for transporting several pounds of of methamphetamine from Phoenix, Arizona, to South Dakota. A search warrant was executed Ayodele’s motel room in Sioux Falls, and at which law enforcement located approximately 100 grams of methamphetamine. Ayodele was later apprehended in Nebraska, where law enforcement located approximately 294 grams of methamphetamine in his backback. The District Court found that Ayodele’s drug dealing scheme involved several participants traveling to and from Arizona for the purpose of transporting illegal drugs to sell in South Dakota, and that the drug ring was Ayodele’s primary source of income while he was involved.
This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Arizona Highway Patrol, the Nebraska State Patrol, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.