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Rapid City Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth

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 who pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on February 16, 2021, by U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey L. Viken.

Frank Elliott, age 59, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

From approximately June 2016 through June 2018, Elliott was part of a conspiracy responsible for distributing over 500 grams of methamphetamine in the Rapid City area. 

This case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case. Several other co-conspirators have already been sentenced.

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

Updated March 2, 2021

Drug Trafficking