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United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagan, Minnesota, man and a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man, both convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, have been sentenced to federal prison terms by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Jason Allen Herr, age 42, from Sioux Falls, was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

William John Hall, Jr., age 39, from Eagan, was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Hall and Herr were indicted by a federal grand jury on August 6, 2019.  Herr pleaded guilty on October 31, 2019, and Hall pleaded guilty on July 13, 2020.  Herr was sentenced on January 13, 2020, and Hall was sentenced on October 5, 2020.

The convictions stemmed from incidents beginning on an unknown date and continuing until about July 31, 2019, when both Hall and Herr knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other and others and obtained 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and resold it to others in the District of South Dakota.  Methamphetamine is a Scheduled II controlled substance.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sioux Falls Drug Task Force, and the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.

Herr was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service following his sentencing. Hall is to self-surrender on or before October 19, 2020.

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