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

Monday, May 7, 2018

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man charged with Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on April 30, 2018, by U.S. District Court Judge Roberto A. Lange.

David Brody Gunville, age 31, was sentenced to 48 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a fine of $1,000, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims fund in the amount of $100.

Gunville was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 19, 2017, for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Gunville pleaded guilty on January 24, 2018.

Between July, 2015, and January 19, 2017, Gunville conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine.  Gunville admitted that he received distributable quantities of methamphetamine from others who knew he intended to further distribute the methamphetamine in South Dakota.  He agreed it was forseeable that between 200 to 350 grams of methamphetamine would be distributed during the course of the conspiracy.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Narcotics Division, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case. 

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

Drug Trafficking
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Updated May 7, 2018