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Rapid City Man Gets Ten Years in Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine was sentenced on June 14, 2019, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Mason Olson, age 22, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Olson was indicted for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine on August 22, 2017.  While on pretrial release, Olson absconded from supervision for approximately four months.  He was apprehended and eventually pled guilty on February 1, 2019.

Olson received methamphetamine, which he distributed in the northern Black Hills and Rapid City areas.  Olson’s conspiracy was responsible for distributing at least 1.5 kilograms, but not more than 5 kilograms, of methamphetamine between November 2015 and August 2017.

This case was investigated by South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the local Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Heather Sazama and Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

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

Updated June 17, 2019

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