United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man who pleaded guilty to two counts of Importation of Controlled Substances, heroin and fentanyl, was sentenced on June 4, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken.
The defendant was sentenced to a prison sentence equal to time served in pre-trial detention, three years of supervised release, restitution, and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Reuer was charged with importation and possession of controlled drugs designed to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine , and heroin.His hearing in detention took place on 4 February 2019 and the judge ruled that he was being detained pending trial. An appeal to the ruling by the defendant was denied.
The defendant used the internet and darkweb to order several forms of both legal and controlled drugs, including heroin and fentanyl, starting on or around February 2018 through early February 2019. The packages were sent out through the mail system from outside the United States.
Officials executed a search warrant at the defendant’s home on January 23 , 2019. The search resulted in the seizure of 800 grams of “a MDMA-like synthetic substance,” a scale, unidentified pills, steroids, needles, droppers and mailing materials. The officers also managed to recover five kilograms of kratom.
The investigators have also found a PC with the Tor Browser open in one of the defendant’s rooms. A search of the computer led to 4 bitcoin wallets discovered.
Afterwards a sample of the defendant’s urine was taken and tested. The urine tested methamphetamine, THC and unspecified opiates as positive.