International drug conspiracy suspect arrested in Huron
Jan. 18, 2018
HURON, S.D. (AP) — Federal authorities say a South Dakota man is under arrest in connection with an alleged drug conspiracy.
The U.S. Marshals Service says Jean Torres-Soto was arrested early Thursday in Huron as part of an FBI-coordinated nationwide takedown.
Authorities say Torres-Soto, of Huron, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Puerto Rico last month for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. The indictment alleges Torres-Soto and more than 100 others conspired to distribute cocaine, heroin and marijuana throughout Puerto Rico and the continental United States.
U.S. Marshals and FBI agents arrested Torres-Soto without incident. His first court appearance was rescheduled for Monday in Sioux Falls because jail staff said he was ill with influenza. An after-hours phone message left for his federal public defender was not immediately returned Thursday.