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Kyle Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

RAPID CITY - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Karen Schrier, has sentenced a Kyle, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. The sentencing took place on June 7, 2024.

Evan Brown Bull, age 38, was sentenced to 33 years and four months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Brown Bull was indicted by a federal grand jury in July of 2023. The defendant was convicted following a three-day jury trial in federal district court in Rapid City, South Dakota. The verdict was returned on March 8, 2024.

Evidence at trial established that between 2016 and 2023, Brown Bull conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and throughout Rapid City.  Brown Bull was seen on video participating in four controlled buys, where he was selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant. Chat records obtained also detailed multiple methamphetamine deals and demonstrated the conspiracy in which Brown Bull was involved.

This case was investigated by the Badlands Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, which is comprised of agents from the FBI, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Bureau of Indian Affairs Division of Drug Enforcement, Martin Police Department, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Brown Bull was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 15, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Indian Country Law and Justice