KXLG News

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that three South Dakota men convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance have been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Darryl Anthony Randle, 37 was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release. Manuel Joseph Lopez, age 33, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release and Dustin Wayne McGhee, 31 was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release. 

Randle, Lopez, and McGhee were indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury and subsequently pled guilty to the charges.

Court documents say Randle, Lopez, and McGhee did knowingly and intentionally distribute over 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force andthe Drug Enforcement Administration.

All three of the defendants were immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service following sentencing.