Sioux Falls man sentenced to 19 years on meth distribution charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Marques Smith, age thirty-seven, was sentenced to two-hundred and thirty-five months (just over 19 years) in federal prison for conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

The conviction stemmed from a conspiracy, lasting over 6 years, that began around January 1, 2011, and continuing to October 11, 2017. Smith knowingly conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine in South Dakota. The trial testimony showed the conspiracy involved distributing meth in Sioux Falls and on the Crow Creek, Lower Brule, and Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservations.

Smith and his co-conspirators traveled to Kansas City, Missouri; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Grand Island, Nebraska, to acquire meth, which would be distributed in South Dakota.

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