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Rosebud Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on August 2, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Todd Eastman, age 33, was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Eastman was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on July 16, 2020.  He pled guilty on April 26, 2021.

From 2015 to 2020, Eastman was involved in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in and around the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in central South Dakota.  Eastman helped to transport the methamphetamine from Nebraska to South Dakota.

This case was investigated by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan Dilges prosecuted the case.

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

Updated August 4, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Indian Country Law and Justice