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Rapid City Man Sentenced for Drug Distribution

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

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on July 8, 2022, by Judge Karen E. Schreier, U.S. District Court.

Cody Provost, age 42, was sentenced to time served, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Provost was indicted by a federal grand jury in January 2021.  He pleaded guilty on April 15, 2022.

The conviction stems from Provost possessing and distributing hydrocodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, in South Dakota between the summer of 2019 and January 2021.

The case was investigated by the Badlands Safe Trails Task Force, which includes the FBI, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, South Dakota Department of Criminal Investigation, and the Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

Updated July 19, 2022

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