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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Rapid City Man Sentenced for Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Transportation for Illegal Sexual Activity

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance to an Individual under 21 Years of Age and Transportation for Illegal Sexual Activity was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Darryl Graham, a/k/a Darryl Gram, age 49, was sentenced on April 17, 2018, to 5 years’ custody, followed by 6 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund as to the charge of Distribution of a Controlled Substance to an Individual under 21 Years of Age.  Graham was also sentenced to 5 years’ custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund as to the charge of Illegal Sexual Activity.  The time in custody and period of supervised release are to run concurrent.

Graham was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 16, 2016.  The charges related to Graham distributing methamphetamine to an individual under the age of 21 between August 2015 and May 2016.  Graham also transported individuals from Rapid City to Chicago, Illinois, between April and May 2016, with the intent of hiring them to engage in prostitution.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

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

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Updated May 2, 2018