PIERRE -- A federal court sentenced a Fort Thompson man last week to six years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine on the Crow Creek and Lower Brule reservations.
Michael Fallis, 41, was ordered on Wednesday to subsequently spend four years on supervised release and pay a $1,000 fine and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Fallis was indicted on April 9 on charges of working with Frank "Tank" Adams with the intent to sell more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. The conspiracy began no later than December 2015 and lasted through November 2018, during which time Fallis sold methamphetamine out of his home as a dealer for Adams, who was convicted at trial of conspiracy with intent to distribute in August.
Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia such as baggies and scales were found when a search warrant was executed on Fallis' home. Fallis pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge on May 30.
Fallis was turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service immediately following sentencing.