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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Rapid City Man Sentenced to 240 Months for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on April 29, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.      

Jason Barton, age 38, was sentenced to 240 months in custody, followed by 10 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Barton was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine by a federal grand jury on February 18, 2015.  He pleaded guilty on January 27, 2016.

From January 2014 through February 2016, Barton conspired with others to distribute, and distributed more than 500 grams of methamphetamine within South Dakota.

This case was investigated by Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Police Department, Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force, White Earth Minnesota Police Department, Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ted L. McBride and Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 5, 2016