Two Men Charged In Drug Crimes Accused Of Retaliating Against Witness

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A new development in a KELOLAND News investigation.

We first broke the story last week about members of a dangerous Latin gang accused of trafficking drugs into South Dakota.

Now one of the ringleaders of the Tri-City Bombers and another man accused of being part of a heroin and fentanyl ring are facing charges together.

Reymundo Sauceda is one of four men accused of bringing large amounts of meth and cocaine into Sioux Falls from Texas, going back to 2013.

Drug agents say Sauceda’s fingerprints were found on a package containing $13,000 in cash, mailed from Sioux Falls to Texas. A confidential informant told agents that money was supposed to go the mother of the leader of a national gang active in multiple states known as the Tri-City Bombers.

Jacob Lottman is accused of giving someone fentanyl who overdosed and died.

Now, according to papers just filed in federal court, Lottman and Sauceda are accused of retaliating against a witness and injuring that person who provided law enforcement with information.

In addition to the current drug charges both men are facing, they now are accused of obstructing justice as well as aiding and abetting.

We asked authorities where this incident, which happened in July, took place, but were not given any information.

We do know that Jacob Lottman is currently being held in the Yankton County Jail.

Both Lottman and Sauceda are schedule to go on trial in March
 

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