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Rapid City Man Indicted on Drug Trafficking Charges

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 has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.

Daniel Roan Eagle, age 29, was indicted on January 14, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 12, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 40 years in prison, with a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison, and/or a $5,000,000 fine, at least 4 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each Count.  Restitution may also be ordered. 

The Indictment alleges that on October 27, 2019, Roan Eagle did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in Todd County, on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.

The charge is merely an accusation and Roan Eagle is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

Roan Eagle was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated March 12, 2020