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Rapid City Man Sentenced for Meth Trafficking

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 convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Luis Antonio Medina, age 26, was sentenced on September 13, 2019, to 77 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Medina was indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2017.  The conviction stems Medina and at least one other person distributing at least 50 grams, but less than 200 grams, of methamphetamine in Rapid City and elsewhere between 2016 and 2018.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Task Force, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

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

Updated September 19, 2019

Drug Trafficking