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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced For Marijuana Distribution

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana was sentenced on December 8, 2014 by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.  

Wesley Robert Kleinsasser, age 30, was sentenced to 27 months in prison, to be followed by 2 years of supervised release.

Kleinsasser was indicted with three others for Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana by a federal grand jury on March 5, 2014.  He pled guilty to the offense on September 9, 2014.

During his involvement in the conspiracy, Kleinsasser traveled on several occasions from Sioux Falls to California to purchase marijuana.  The marijuana was distributed to co-conspirators and others in South Dakota. 

 This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations.  Assistant U.S. Attorney John E. Haak prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015