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Ft. Thompson Man Sentenced on Meth Trafficking Charges

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Ft. Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on September 25, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Michael George Fallis, age 41, was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison, 4 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Fallis was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 9, 2019.  He pled guilty on May 30, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an drug conspiracy that began at a time unknown, but no later than December 1, 2015, and continuing to November 14, 2018, where Fallis knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, on the Crow Creek and Lower Brule reservations in South Dakota. Fallis was a dealer for Frank “Tank” Adams, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance at a federal jury trial in August.  Fallis allowed Adams to deal methamphetamine out his home.  A federal search warrant conducted at Fallis home recovered meth, baggies, scales and other drug paraphernalia items.

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Pierre Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges.

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

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Updated September 26, 2019

Drug Trafficking