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Arizona Man Found Guilty on Methamphetamine Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that Christopher Lamont Bradshaw, age 27, of Tucson, Arizona, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession With Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota. 

The charges carry a mandatory minimum federal prison sentence of 5 years and up to 40 years and/or a $5,000,000 fine, up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

Bradshaw was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 16, 2017, and was tried by a petit jury from September 17 to September 20, 2018. 

The jury found Bradshaw guilty of conspiring with at least one other person to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine between March 1, 2017 and August 16, 2017.

The jury also found Bradshaw guilty of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on April 27, 2017, near Rosebud, South Dakota.  On that day, officers with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services served a search warrant on a residence believed to be occupied by Bradshaw and Antonio Foster.  When law enforcement arrived, Bradshaw and Foster fled in the vehicle driven by Bradshaw and on foot.  Officers found 89 grams of meth in the field where Foster had fled, and seized a total of $5,382 in U.S. currency from Foster’s person and Bradshaw’s vehicle.

Foster was sentenced on April 30, 2018, to 60 months in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for December 10, 2018. Bradshaw was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated September 26, 2018

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