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Little Eagle Man Sentenced for Meth Trafficking

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

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on August 8, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Corey Lynn Flying Bye, Jr., age 33, was indicted on February 8, 2022.  He pled guilty May 17, 2022.

Flying Bye was sentenced to 125 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Between 2020 and 2021, Flying Bye knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute between 50 and 200 grams of methamphetamine on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Mobridge Police Department, the Corson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.   

Flying Bye was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. 

Updated August 9, 2022

Indian Country Law and Justice
Drug Trafficking