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Mobridge Man Sentenced for Distribution of Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mobridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on November 2, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Troy Thompson, age 43, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Thompson was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 18, 2015. He pled guilty on June 22, 2015.

The conviction arose from incidents in May and June of 2014, when law enforcement made two controlled buys of methamphetamine from Thompson. During the first buy, Thompson sold 2.22 grams of methamphetamine for $500.00 to a confidential informant. For the second buy, Thompson sold the confidential informant .57 grams of methamphetamine for $200.00. Thompson’s supplier was Aaron Sackreiter.  Sackreiter fronted Thompson the methamphetamine, after which Thompson would sell it, and then give the money to Sackreiter. Sackreiter, in turn, would give Thompson some of the money back as payment for selling the methamphetamine. Sackreiter is scheduled to be sentenced on January 4, 2016.

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Mobridge Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

Thompson will report to the U.S. Marshals Service on November 24, 2015, to begin serving his sentence.

Updated November 12, 2015