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

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Lead Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Lead, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Timothy Conwell, age 37, was sentenced on February 23, 2018, to 71 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Conwell was indicted for the charge by a federal grand jury on January 24, 2017.  The conviction stems from Conwell conspiring with another person to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine near Deadwood.

This case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson prosecuted the case.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 27, 2018