South Dakota News: Rapid City Man, Daniel Richards Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Rapid City, South Dakota – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on June 29, 2018, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Daniel Richards, age 34, was sentenced to 210 months custody in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Beginning May 2017, Richards conspired and agreed with other persons, to intentionally distribute between 5 and 15 kilograms of methamphetamine in western South Dakota.  Additional persons involved in this conspiracy are pending trial.

This case was investigated by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, and Rapid City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Richards was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.