SIOUX FALLS – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Marshall, Minnesota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on September 26, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.
Jeremy Allan Anspach, age 46, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison, followed by life on supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Anspach was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury in September of 2021. He pleaded guilty on June 27, 2022.
Anspach knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed together, with others, to knowingly and intentionally distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine in the state of South Dakota and elsewhere. During his involvement in this conspiracy, he assisted in the transportation of multiple pounds of methamphetamine from Arizona, California, and other states, into South Dakota. Anspach sold multiple of ounces of methamphetamine to undercover agents during this investigation.
This case was investigated by the FBI, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Hodges prosecuted the case.
Anspach was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.