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Press Release

Chicago, Illinios Men Sentenced in Heroin Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Ronald A. Parsons, Jr. announces that two Chicago, Illinois, men convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin were sentenced on January 4, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Clifton Curtis Odie, age 42, was sentenced to 240 months in custody and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Robert Andrew Lockhart, age 48, was sentenced to 107 months in custody and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Co-conspirators Raleigh Dee Thomas, age 26, and Stephen Nathaniel Harris, age 38, were each sentenced to 60 months in custody by Judge Schreier in October of 2017.

An indictment was issued against the group for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin by a federal grand jury on February 7, 2017.  All four pled guilty to the charge in 2017.

Starting in 2014, Odie and his associates brought over one kilogram of heroin to Sioux Falls from Chicago and distributed the heroin, sometimes trading heroin for firearms.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.

Updated January 10, 2018

Topic
Drug Trafficking