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

Monday, May 7, 2018

Arizona Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Tucson, Arizona, man charged with Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) was sentenced on April 30, 2018, by U.S. District Court Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Antonio Valentino Foster, age 26, was sentenced to 60 months in custody, followed by 4 years of supervised release, forfeiture of $5,382 in U.S. currency, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims fund in the amount of $100.

Foster was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 16, 2017, for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, and Distribution of a Controlled Substance.  Foster pleaded guilty on February 20, 2018.

Between March 1, 2017, and August 16, 2017, Foster conspired with other individuals to distribute methamphetamine.  Foster admitted that he received distributable quantities of methamphetamine from individuals who knew that he intended to engage in further distribution.  Foster distributed some of that methamphetamine in South Dakota, and also provided methamphetamine to others knowing that they intended to engage in further distribution within South Dakota.  It was reasonably foreseeable to Foster that at least 50 grams of methamphetamine would be distributed during the course of the conspiracy. 

On April 25, 2017, near Rosebud, South Dakota, Foster distributed methamphetamine to a confidential informant.  On April 27, 2017, near Rosebud, Foster was apprehended by law enforcement with 89.15 grams of methamphetamine and $5,285 in U.S. currency in his possession.  Foster admitted that the cash was proceeds from the sale of the methamphetamine and agreed to forfeit his interest in the currency. 

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case. 

Foster was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 7, 2018