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Wakonda Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison After Drug Conviction

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Wakonda, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on April 4, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Larry Dean Rederick, age 47, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Rederick was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on July 20, 2020.  His case went before a jury on January 4, 2022, wherein Rederick was convicted of both crimes.

On or about January 9, 2020, in the District of South Dakota, Rederick knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.

Beginning at an unknown date and continuing to on or about July 20, 2020, in the District of South Dakota and elsewhere, Rederick knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed together, with others known and unknown, to knowingly and intentionally distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Yankton Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Hodges prosecuted the case.

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

Updated April 8, 2022

Topic
Drug Trafficking