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Wagner Group Indicted for Distribution of Methamphetamine

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 20, 2013
  • District of South Dakota (605) 330-4400

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that three individuals from Wagner, South Dakota 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 on December 3, 2013. They appeared before the Honorable John E. Simko on December 18, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. Brandy Angela Waetermans, 31, was indicted for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. She appeared before the Honorable John E. Simko on December 18, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine is up to 20 years in custody and/or 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/or a $500,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges are merely an accusation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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 Tuesday, February 25, 2014.