Colorado Man Indicted for Meth Trafficking

DENVER, CO – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Denver, Colorado, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

Timothy Zuk, age 47, was indicted on August 11, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 23, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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The maximum penalty upon conviction is a mandatory minimum 10 years, up to life in prison and/or a $10,000,000 fine, at least five years, up to a lifetime of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each Count.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that beginning at a time unknown but no later than on or about January 1, 2019, and continuing to on or about January 1, 2020, Zuk, did knowingly and intentionally, combine, conspire, confederate, and agree with persons known and unknown, to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.

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The charge is merely an accusation and Zuk is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.

Zuk was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.