Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Drug Distribution Resulting in Two Deaths | USAO-SD

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin and two counts of distribution of fentanyl resulting in death was sentenced on August 10, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Jeffery Darnell Moore, age 53, was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution was also ordered.

Moore was indicted for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and two counts of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death by a federal grand jury in July of 2020. He was convicted of these charges by a jury on May 13, 2022.

On or about November 2, 2018, Moore knowingly and intentionally distributed fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, and the distribution of said fentanyl resulted in the death of an individual.

Then, on or about June 15, 2019, Moore again knowingly and intentionally distributed fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, and the distribution of said fentanyl resulted in the death of a second individual.

Additionally, beginning on a date unknown and continuing until on or about July of 2020, in the District of South Dakota and elsewhere, Moore knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed together, with others known and unknown, to knowingly and intentionally distribute heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Homeland Security Investigations.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Hodges prosecuted the case.

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

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