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Wakonda Man Sentenced for Meth Trafficking Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Wakonda, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on October 13, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Lawrence L. Piersol.

Ricky Bryan Giedd, age 51, was sentenced to 132 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Giedd was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 6, 2020. He pled guilty on July 16, 2020.

During his involvement, Giedd and co-conspirators distributed methamphetamine in South Dakota and elsewhere.  They were aware that the methamphetamine supplied would be distributed to drug customers in South Dakota.  Methamphetamine is a Schedule II controlled substance.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara Nash prosecuted the case.

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

Updated October 16, 2020

Drug Trafficking