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Yankton Man Sentenced in Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Yankton, South Dakota, man convicted of conspiring to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl was sentenced on December 9, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Fletcher Stark, age 23, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Stark was indicted with others for conspiracy to distribute a mixture and substance containing fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, by a federal grand jury on February 5, 2019.  He pled guilty on August 21, 2019.

Stark was 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.

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

Updated December 11, 2019

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