Oregon Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for South Dakota Meth Conspiracy

SIOUX FALLS – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier has sentenced a Mount Angel, Oregon, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The sentencing took place on April 15, 2024.

Anthony Romeo Osuna, a/k/a “Romeo”, 25, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Osuna was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury in December of 2022. He pleaded guilty on January 26, 2024.

Osuna loaded multiple pounds of methamphetamine into hidden compartments in a Nissan Armada in Oregon and had his co-conspirators drive that Armada to Minnesota with the intention of distributing that methamphetamine in Minnesota and South Dakota. During this trip, Osuna remained in Oregon to further sell narcotics. On November 7, 2019, a co-conspirator was arrested after a Worthington, MN, police officer stopped the Nissan Armada and conducted a search of the vehicle, which resulted in the seizure of approximately eleven pounds of methamphetamine in a hidden compartment and two firearms.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Worthington Police Department, and the Sioux Falls Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Hodges prosecuted the case.

Osuna was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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