U.S. Attorney reports major Wagner meth bust
WAGNER — Three people from Wagner have been indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and maintaining a drug-involved premises.
Jeffrey Louis Irving, 38, and Maria Corina Standing Cloud, 36, were indicted on both counts Dec. 3. They appeared Wednesday before Judge John E. Simko and pleaded not guilty.
Brandy Angela Waetermans, 31, was indicted for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. She appeared Wednesday before Simko and pleaded not guilty.
The maximum penalty upon conviction of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine is up to 20 years in custody and a $1 million fine, three years of supervised release and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The maximum penalty upon conviction of maintaining a drug-involved premises is up to 20 years in custody and a $500,000 fine, three years of supervised release and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga is prosecuting the case.
Standing Cloud and Waetermans were released on bond and Irving was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. Trial has been set to commence on Feb. 25.
— Source: Office of U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson