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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rapid City Man Indicted On Conspiracy To Distribute Controlled Substances

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances.
Robert Gallegos, age 35, was indicted on September 24, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on October 25, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. 
The maximum penalty upon conviction is at least 5 years and not more than 40 years’ imprisonment and/or a $5,000,000 fine.  The charge is merely an accusation and Gallegos is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 
The investigation is being conducted by the Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Rapid City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride is prosecuting the case. 

Gallegos was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  A trial date has yet been set December 17, 2013.
Updated June 22, 2015