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Mobridge Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance

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

ABERDEEN - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann has sentenced a Mobridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The sentencing took place on August 14, 2023.

Dana Aman, age 54, was sentenced to two and a half  years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Aman was indicted by a federal grand jury in October of 2022. He pleaded guilty on May 4, 2023.

The conviction stemmed from an investigation that began when postal inspectors in South Dakota were notified that an international package had been intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. The package originated in Navi Mumbai, India, and was addressed to Aman in Mobridge. The parcel was found to contain 50 boxes of silver blister packs containing orange pills, but labeled “Tapentadol Tablets 100 mg” for a total of 5,000 tablets. Tapentadol is a Schedule II controlled substance. During the course of the investigation Aman admitted that he would receive multiple pill packages, containing thousands of pills, from the source in India and then repackage and mail the pills to various individuals across the United States.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspector and Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

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

Updated August 16, 2023

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