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September 10, 2014

Wagner Man Sentenced to 87 Months for Drug Offense

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wagner, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine was sentenced on September 8, 2014, by Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Julian Lee Winckler, age 39, was sentenced to 87 months in custody, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Winckler was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine by a federal grand jury on December 3, 2013. He pled guilty on June 12, 2014.

In 2013, Winckler was involved in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on the Yankton Sioux Reservation. He sold methamphetamine to a confidential source.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.

Winckler was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

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