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Rapid City Man Indicted for Meth Trafficking

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Galen Cleveland Iron Cloud, age 30, was indicted on September 14, 2021.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 16, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 40 years in federal prison, a $5,000,000 fine, a lifetime of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between August 3, 2018, and May 14, 2021, in South Dakota and North Dakota, Iron Cloud knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

The charge is merely an accusation and Iron Cloud is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, Oglala Sioux Tribe Police Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, Corson County Sheriff’s Office, Mobridge Police Department, Rapid City Police Department, and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook is prosecuting the case.   

Iron Cloud was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date was set for June 21, 2022.

Updated November 18, 2021

Drug Trafficking