Sioux Falls man found guilty for conspiracy to distribute meth

FSA South Dakota SD brief

A 37-year-old Sioux Falls man has been found guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine as a result of a three-day federal jury trial in Pierre, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for South Dakota announced.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of at least 10 years up to life in federal prison and/or a $10,000,000 fine, at least 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

Smith was indicted in March. Authorities said Smith knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute 500 grams or more of meth between 2011 and 2017, and trial testimony showed conspiracy involved distributing meth in Sioux Falls and on the Crow Creek, Lower Brule, and Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservations.

Smith and his co-conspirators traveled to Kansas City, Missouri; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Grand Island, Nebraska, to acquire meth to distribute in South Dakota.

A sentencing date has not been set. Smith was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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