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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on July 26, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Timothy Tod Hartman, age 36, was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Hartman was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 20, 2020.  He pled guilty on May 6, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from incidents beginning on or about February 25, 2020, when Hartman knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, which is a Schedule II controlled substance.    

Hartman had been under surveillance as part of an ongoing drug investigation.  A traffic stop was attempted, but Hartman drove off.  Knowing where he lived, officers went to his residence and arrested him.  They found him with a Glock pistol, with an extended magazine containing 20 rounds, almost 10 grams of marijuana, 13 grams of methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.  A search of Hartman’s apartment also revealed 61 grams of methamphetamine and a stolen handgun.

This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

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

Updated July 26, 2021

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