Two Men Sentenced in Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that two South Dakota men convicted of conspiring to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl were sentenced on May 6, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.
Stuart Harlon Siecke, age 28, of Worthing, South Dakota, was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Dean Joseph Bourn, age 37, of Vermillion, South Dakota, was sentenced to 88 months in federal prison, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Both men were indicted with others for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on February 5, 2019. They both pled guilty on February 22, 2019.
Siecke and Bourn were obtaining fentanyl from co-conspirators in Minneapolis for redistribution in South Dakota.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the police departments of Vermillion, Yankton, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.
Both men were immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.