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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 29, 2018

Rapid City Man Sentenced on Drug Conspiracy in Operation Broken Wing - Large Methamphetamine Conspiracy

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) was sentenced on June 25, 2018, by Chief Judge, Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Arrow Lynn Curry, age 25, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Curry was previously found guilty by a federal jury to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, on April 20, 2017. 

Beginning December 2014, Curry conspired and agreed with other persons, to intentionally distribute methamphetamine in western South Dakota. 

Also in connection with this conspiracy, dubbed Operation Broken Wing, James Lahoe, Timothy Bluehorse, Stanley Bluehorse, Sara Cordova, Elizabeth Cordova, Reymundo Cordova, Jose Rivera, Marion Orozco, Porshe Sansberry, Susie Hubner, Albert Nagel, Dionisio Munoz-Torres, and Cory Tobacco, were charged and pleaded guilty to various drug and firearm charges.

Drug trafficking is an inherently violent activity.  Firearms are tools of the trade for drug dealers.  It is common to find drug traffickers armed with guns in order to protect their illegal drug product and cash, and enforce their illegal operations.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

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

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 29, 2018