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California Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced a Long Beach, California, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The sentencing took place on December 18, 2023.

Jamaul Carter, a/k/a Mud, a/k/a Mudd Roll, age 35, was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, followed by seven years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Carter was indicted by a federal grand jury in October of 2022. He pleaded guilty on August 21, 2023.

The conviction stemmed from a drug conspiracy beginning in September of 2021 and continuing until November of 2022, when Carter was involved with several other individuals to distribute methamphetamine in and around the central South Dakota area, including on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. Carter was the source of supply of methamphetamine in California for several individuals in South Dakota. Carter would ship multiple pound quantities or personally deliver multiple pound quantities of methamphetamine to these various individuals on the reservation where the drugs were then distributed on the reservation. During the course of the conspiracy Carter conspired to distribute over 100 pounds of methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is a Schedule II controlled substance.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, the FBI’s Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Division of Drug Enforcement, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

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



Updated December 26, 2023

Drug Trafficking