SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Two men involved in a drug ring that brought enough fentanyl into South Dakota to kill more than a 100,000 people are headed to prison.
A judge sentenced Stuart Siecke and Dean Bourn to more than seven years in federal prison. She also recommended both men go through a substance abuse program.
Siecke and Bourn both pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. The three other men accused in the ring are still waiting to go on trial.
One of the suspects is Deon Hillard, who also faces a third degree murder charge in Minnesota. Court papers say he sold a 19-year-old woman a deadly dose of fentanyl in 2018.