Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on September 14, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.
Christopher Charles Walker, age 50, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Walker was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 12, 2021. He pled guilty on June 24, 2021.
The conviction stemmed from incidents beginning on an unknown date and continuing until on or about May 25, 2020, when Walker knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, confederated, agreed with others to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance of methamphetamine, which is a Schedule II controlled substance.
At the time Walker voluntarily joined in the agreement, he knew the purpose of said agreement. Walker distributed over 500 grams of methamphetamine to co-conspirators who, in turn, redistributed it to their drug customers in South Dakota.
This case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigations, the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara Nash prosecuted the case.
Walker was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
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