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Two Mobridge Men Charged With Conspiracy To Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two Mobridge, South Dakota, men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Aaron Sackreiter, age 34, and Stanley Schily, age 59, were indicted on September 16, 2014. They appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on September 24, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in custody and/or a $2,000,000 fine, at least 4 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between December 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, Sackreiter and Schily knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, confederated and agreed to distribute, and possessed with intent to distribute, a mixture and substance containing 50 grams or more of a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The charges are merely an accusation and Sackreiter and Schily are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Sackreiter and Schily were released on bond. Trial has been set for November 4, 2014.

Updated June 22, 2015