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Yankton Man Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Fentanyl Conspiracy

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

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier has sentenced a Yankton, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The sentencing took place on February 7, 2023.

Justin Duane Langen, 38, was sentenced to 10 years and one month in federal prison, followed by five  years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Langen was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury in June 2021. He pleaded guilty on November 14, 2022.

In June of 2021, Langen reached an agreement to distribute over 400 grams fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, in the District of South Dakota.  During his involvement, he obtained Fentanyl pills from a co-conspirator and sold them to drug customers in South Dakota.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Hodges prosecuted the case.

Langen was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.



Updated February 15, 2023

Drug Trafficking