Mobridge Man Sentenced for Meth Trafficking

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Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Mobridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine was sentenced on November 15, 2021, by Judge Charles B. Kornmann, U.S. District Court.

Stanley Gene Schily, Sr., age 66, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison, followed by eight years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Schily was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 9, 2020.  A Superseding Indictment alleging Schily had been previously convicted of a serious drug felony offense was filed on July 13, 2021.   He was found guilty by a federal jury on August 10, 2021.

The evidence at trial showed Schily knowingly and intentionally conspired with several individuals to distribute approximately 140 grams of methamphetamine in and around Mobridge from 2019 through March of 2020.  On March 5, 2020, law enforcement executed a warrant to search Schily’s residence.  Law enforcement recovered approximately .64 grams of methamphetamine, 150 plastic baggies, and several records indicating drug transactions. 

This case was investigated by the Mobridge Police Department, the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, the Corson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.

Schily was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service following sentencing.

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