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Yankton Woman Sentenced in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Yankton, South Dakota, woman convicted of conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine was sentenced on April 22, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

April Villagomez, age 38, was sentenced to 100 months in custody, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.  She was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Villagomez was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on April 4, 2018.  She pled guilty on January 31, 2019.

Villagomez had co‑conspirators in Arizona mail her packages of methamphetamine and sold it to drug customers in South Dakota.  On March 21, 2018, search warrants were executed on a package mailed to her address and on her home.  The package contained 85.94 grams of methamphetamine, and over $4,000 in cash was located in the home.  It is estimated based upon the number of packages delivered to her home that Villagomez received and distributed over 1,800 grams of methamphetamine during a six-month period.

This case was investigated by the Yankton Police Department, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara Nash prosecuted the case.

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

Updated April 24, 2019

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