Two Sioux Falls Men Sentenced For Possession And Distribution Of Controlled Substance
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two Sioux Falls, South Dakota, men have been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on controlled substance charges.
Dalton Rogers and Ryan Quarve, both age 21, were indicted by a federal grand jury on January 15, 2014, for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
Rogers pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance on June 3, 2014. On June 4, 2014, Quarve pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.
On August 29, 2014, Rogers was sentenced to 45 days in custody, with 2 years of supervised release to follow, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Quarve was previously sentenced on June 4, 2014, to 1 month in custody, to be followed by 12 months of supervised release, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Both men were ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.
The convictions arose as the result of an October 18, 2013, traffic stop in Lyman County by the South Dakota Highway Patrol of a vehicle occupied by Rogers and Quarve. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, the trooper discovered 10 packages of marijuana, approximately 1-pound each, and 30 vials (30.45 grams) of hashish. Both are Schedule I drugs.
The investigation was conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller.
Quarve was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence. Rogers has been allowed to self-report to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service on October 1, 2014.