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Bullhead Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that a Bullhead, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on September 26, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Eric Paul Archambault, age 33, was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Archambault was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury in October of 2021. He pleaded guilty on June 27, 2022.

Between 2018 and 2020, Archambault knowingly conspired with others to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

This case was investigated by the FBI, the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Corson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook  prosecuted the case.

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

Updated September 27, 2022

Indian Country Law and Justice
Drug Trafficking