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Nebraska Man Sentenced to Five Years for Meth Trafficking

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Columbus, Nebraska, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Christopher Ivory Hawkins, age 25, was sentenced on August 9, 2019, to 5 years in federal prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Hawkins was indicted by a federal grand jury in May 2018.  The charge related to Hawkins, and at least one other person, distributing more than 350 grams of methamphetamine in the District of South Dakota and elsewhere between 2014 and 2018.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Gina Nelson prosecuted the case. 

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

Updated August 18, 2019

Drug Trafficking