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South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, OPIOID CRISIS UPDATE

Flurry of activity in federal prosecutions against heroin, fentanyl, and other opioid traffickers in South Dakota SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – United States Attorney Ron Parsons today announced additional progress made in the past six weeks by law enforcement in the fight against opioids. The epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction is, by now, distressingly familiar. … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, OPIOID CRISIS UPDATE

South Dakota News: Lower Brule Man, Glen Eagle Thunder Sentenced for Failure to Register

Lower Brule, South Dakota – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court. Glen Eagle Thunder, age 44, was sentenced on November 8, 2018, to 2 years in federal prison, … Continue reading South Dakota News: Lower Brule Man, Glen Eagle Thunder Sentenced for Failure to Register

South Dakota News: Sioux Falls Man, Brandon Gustav McGuire Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on November 13, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Brandon Gustav McGuire, age 31, was sentenced to 147 months in federal prison, followed by 5 … Continue reading South Dakota News: Sioux Falls Man, Brandon Gustav McGuire Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance

South Dakota News: Rapid City Man, William James Jackson Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Firearm

Rapid City, South Dakota – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court. William James Jackson, age 27, was sentenced on November 9, 2018, to 27 months in federal … Continue reading South Dakota News: Rapid City Man, William James Jackson Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Firearm

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, STATEMENT OF U.S. ATTORNEY RON PARSONS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS

SIOUX FALLS, SD – “Jeff Sessions served as our nation’s 84th Attorney General with tremendous dignity, dedication, and distinction. He advanced the Administration’s priorities with strong leadership and purposeful expectations. He reinvigorated and motivated federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement professionals to perform at the highest levels and produce results that have greatly benefited … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, STATEMENT OF U.S. ATTORNEY RON PARSONS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, U.S. ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES SUBSTANTIAL NEW FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP SOUTH DAKOTA DRUG TASK FORCES FIGHT METH

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – United States Attorney Ron Parsons joined the U.S. Department of Justice in announcing that the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office has been awarded a new $1,029,958 federal grant to combat the illegal trafficking of methamphetamine in South Dakota. The funds were awarded through the Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS) Anti-Methamphetamine … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, U.S. ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES SUBSTANTIAL NEW FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP SOUTH DAKOTA DRUG TASK FORCES FIGHT METH

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS MAJOR INCREASES IN VICTIM REPORTING AND NUMBER OF LAWSUITS FILED IN ONE YEAR SINCE LAUNCH OF INITIATIVE TO COMBAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HOUSING

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – United States Attorney Ron Parsons and the Justice Department today announced the one-year anniversary of its initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing. Since its launch in October 2017 and nationwide expansion in April 2018, the Department has seen a major upswing in both reporting and enforcement. Over the past year, … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS MAJOR INCREASES IN VICTIM REPORTING AND NUMBER OF LAWSUITS FILED IN ONE YEAR SINCE LAUNCH OF INITIATIVE TO COMBAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HOUSING

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HONORS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

New Funding Announced for a Tribal Special Assistant U.S. Attorney to prosecute for Rosebud Sioux Tribe SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe will be awarded funding for a new Tribal Special Assistant U.S. Attorney to help prosecute domestic … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HONORS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH