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Colorado Man Indicted for Meth Trafficking

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Colorado Springs, Colorado, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.

Chad William Chapman, age 36, was indicted on April 13, 2021.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on April 15, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 40 years in prison and/or a $5,000,000 fine, a lifetime of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered. 

The Indictment alleges that on March 16, 2021, in the District of South Dakota, Chapman knowingly and intentionally possessed 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it.  Chapman was pulled over by the Aberdeen Police Department in Aberdeen and found in possession of nearly a pound of methamphetamine and $6,135 in U.S. currency.   

The charge is merely an accusation and Chapman is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Aberdeen Police Department and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook is prosecuting the case.   

Chapman was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been scheduled.

Updated April 16, 2021