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

Friday, January 20, 2017

Mission Man Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Meth

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.


Adam Dean Stoneman, age 27, was indicted on December 14, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 5, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.


The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine, a lifetime of supervised release, $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and forfeiture of U.S. currency seized by law enforcement. Restitution may also be ordered.


It is alleged that between July 1, 2014, and December 14, 2016, Stoneman conspired to distribute methamphetamine in the District of South Dakota. It is further alleged that on August 17, 2016, in Todd County, Stoneman possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it.


The charges are merely accusations and Stoneman is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan is prosecuting the case.


Stoneman is in custody pending trial. Trial is set for March 7, 2017.

Drug Trafficking
Updated January 20, 2017