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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Faith Man Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of Firearm

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Faith, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

Roy Eugene Antrim, age 39, was indicted on June 14, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Mark A. Moreno on June 24, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine, 3 years and up to life of supervised release, $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and the potential forfeiture of firearms and U.S. currency seized as part of the investigation.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between September 1, 2015, and June 14, 2016, Antrim conspired and agreed with other persons to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine in South Dakota.  The Indictment also alleges that on or about April 14, 2016, at Faith, Antrim possessed 13 firearms, including rifles, handguns, and a shotgun, even though he was prohibited from doing so because he was an unlawful user of and addicted to a controlled substance.  The Indictment further alleges that on or about April 21, 2016, at Eagle Butte, Antrim possessed a handgun, even though he was prohibited from doing so because he was an unlawful user of and addicted to a controlled substance. 

The charges are merely an accusation and Antrim is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan is prosecuting the case.   

Antrim was released pending trial, which has been set for August 16, 2016.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated July 2, 2016