Two men found guilty for distribution of meth in SD

PIERRE, S.D. — Two men have been found guilty for their involvement in distributing meth across South Dakota.

Marques Smith, 37, of Sioux Falls was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The federal jury handed the guilty verdict in Pierre after a three day trial. In the trial it was revealed that Smith worked with others between the years of 2011 and 2017 to distribute meth in Sioux Falls and on the Crow Creek, Lower Brule and Rosebud Sioux Reservations.

Smith faces a maximum penalty of at least 10 years up to life in federal prison and/or a $10,000,000 fine, followed by at least 5 years of supervised release.


Juan Porcayo, 48, of Yuba City, California was also found guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. A federal jury in Rapid City found Porcayo guilty after a two day trial. Porcayo was a meth supplier in California, supplying multiple pounds of the drug to people who transported it to South Dakota for distribution. Several co-conspirators in the incident have pled guilty.

Porcayo faces a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum penalty of life in custody and/or a $10,000,000 fine, which will be followed by 5 years up to life of supervised release.

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