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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

South Sioux City Man Sentenced in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a South Sioux City, Nebraska, man convicted of conspiring to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine was sentenced on March 19, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Jose Valentin Carrillo, age 35, was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Carrillo was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance  by a federal grand jury on January 9, 2018.  He pled guilty to the offense on December 10, 2018.

Carrillo was responsible for setting up the sale of one kilogram of methamphetamine between one of his co-conspirators and a confidential informant working with law enforcement.  He received $500 from the co-conspirator for brokering the sale.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Administration, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the police departments of Sioux City, Iowa, Madison, South Dakota, and Brookings, South Dakota, and the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.

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

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Updated March 26, 2019