SIOUX FALLS — A Yankton man convicted of conspiring to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl was sentenced to prison on Dec. 9, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

According to a press release from United States Attorney Ron Parsons, Fletcher Stark, 23, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Stark was indicted with others for conspiracy to distribute a mixture and substance containing fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, by a federal grand jury on Feb. 5, 2019. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 21.

Stark was obtaining fentanyl from co-conspirators in Minneapolis for redistribution in South Dakota.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the police departments of Vermillion, Yankton, and Sioux Falls. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.

Stark was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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