News and Press Releases

Rapid City Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

February 15, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Armando Ixtlilco-Hernandez, age 32, of Rapid City, appeared before US District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on February 14, 2011, and pled guilty to Count I of an indictment that charged him with Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The penalty upon conviction is a minimum of 10 years up to life imprisonment and/or a $4,000,000 fine.

Between June 2009 and May 2010, near Rapid City, Ixtlilco-Hernandez participated in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Mark A. Vargo.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for May 20, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal pending sentencing.




Return to Top

The U.S. Attorneys Office

Stop Human Trafficking
2013 Annual Report

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter
United States Attorneys 225th Anniversary
The Office of U.S. Attorney
Community Prosecution Strategy

South Dakota Community Prosecution Strategy

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for
Federal, State, and Local
Law Enforcement Agencies.

Justice 101