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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for His Role in Meth Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on July 25, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Larry James Zamora, age 40, was sentenced to 130 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Zamora was indicted for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance by a federal grand jury on July 7, 2021.  He pled guilty on April 20, 2022.

Beginning on or about December of 2020, and continuing until July 2021, Zamora reached an agreement to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine in the District of South Dakota.  During his involvement in the conspiracy, he obtained methamphetamine and money from co-conspirators and distributed and transferred it to other co-conspirators.  Zamora’s involvement in the conspiracy ended with his arrest on March 31, 2021, when law enforcement executed a search warrant on his home.  

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Hodges prosecuted the case.

Zamora was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated July 26, 2022

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