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Kadoka Man Sentenced 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 Kadoka, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on June 14, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Timothy Kills In Water, age 34, was sentenced to 75 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims fund in the amount of $100.

Kills In Water was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 9, 2020.  He pled guilty on March 31, 2021. 

Between October 2017 and May 2018, Kills In Water knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in South Dakota.  In total, Kills In Water distributed between 500 grams and 1,500 grams of methamphetamine to other people, who sold it on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.  

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Rapid City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.   

Kills In Water was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 17, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice