Rapid City Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Distribute Methamphetamine
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Damian Antonia Quintana, age 30, of Rapid City, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on November 6, 2013, and pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is at least 10 years up to life imprisonment and/or a $10,000,000 fine.
During a timeframe of no later than 2008 and up to May 2013, Quintana received ounce quantities of methamphetamine in Rapid City from individuals who knew that it would be subject to further distribution in South Dakota. During the course of this conspiracy, more than 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine had been distributed.
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date has not been set. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.