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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 18, 2022

Allen Man Sentenced to Five Years and 10 Months in Federal Prison for Meth Trafficking

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that an Allen, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on August 15, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken.

Orin Three Stars, age 31, was sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Three Stars was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury.  He pleaded guilty on April 29, 2022.  During the conspiracy, Three Stars obtained methamphetamine brought to South Dakota by others and then distributed that methamphetamine for use and distribution.  It was reasonably foreseeable that at least 500 grams, but less than 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, would be distributed during the course of the conspiracy. 

This case was investigated by the Badlands Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, which is comprised of agents from the FBI, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Bureau of Indian Affairs Division of Drug Enforcement, Martin Police Department, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Three Stars was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 18, 2022