United States Attorney's Office for the District of South Dakota

05/17/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/17/2019 16:57

Two Men and One Woman Sentenced for Drug Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that two men and one woman were convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, and were sentenced on May 14, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Victor Manuel Caperon, age 36, from San Diego, California, convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, was sentenced to 130 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.

Amos Hall, a/k/a Amos Lee Hall, IV, age 36, from Watertown, South Dakota, convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, was sentenced to 84 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.

Alexis Dumarce, age 31, from Watertown, South Dakota, convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, was sentenced to 50 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.

Caperon was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2018. He pled guilty on November 14, 2018. Hall and Dumarce were indicted by a federal grand jury on June 13, 2018. They pled guilty on November 13, 2018.

The convictions stem from a methamphetamine conspiracy in and around the Watertown and Sisseton, South Dakota areas from November 23, 2017, through February 28, 2018. The conspiracy involved over 500 grams of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. Hall, Dumarce, and two other co-defendants, Dyvon Byrd and Danny Callahan, were selling methamphetamine brought to South Dakota from California by Caperon and co-defendant Josh Paul. Caperon and Paul were found with six pounds of methamphetamine on February 28, 2018, during a traffic stop in Corson County, South Dakota. This methamphetamine was intended for sale in the Watertown and Sisseton areas.

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Corson County Sheriff's Office, and the Watertown Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Caperon, Hall, and Dumarce were immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. Byrd, Callahan, and Paul are set to be sentenced on June 3, 2019.