United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance was sentenced on June 11, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.
Reymundo Sauceda, age 43, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
According to court documents, beginning on or about October 1, 2013, and continuing until on or about July 26, 2016, Sauceda did knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate, and agree together, with others, to knowingly and intentionally distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine.
One of Sauceda’s co-conspirators, Martin Rios, was sentenced on April 22, 2019, for the same offense by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Rios was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release. Rios was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Postal Service and Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Connie Larson prosecuted the case.
Sauceda was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.