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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Involvement 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 19, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Det Khaoon, a/k/a "D", "Chino" and "Johnny Lee", age 38, was sentenced to 176 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.

Khaoon was indicted for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance by a federal grand jury on July 7, 2021. He pled guilty on March 31, 2022.

Beginning on an unknown date and continuing until on or about July 7, 2021, Khaoon knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed together, with others known and unknown, to knowingly and intentionally distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. In total, Khaoon was involved in trafficking 43 pounds of methamphetamine and 80 grams of fentanyl.

This case was investigated by South Dakota Highway Patrol, Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Hodges prosecuted the case.

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

Updated July 22, 2022

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