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Mobridge 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 Mobridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine was sentenced on June 6, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Spencer Jacob Rinehart, age 29, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison, five years of supervised release, a fine in the amount of $1,000, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Rinehart was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2021.  He pled guilty on December 7, 2021.

Between January 1, 2017, and April 29, 2020, Rinehart knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in Mobridge, South Dakota.

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

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

Updated June 7, 2022