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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of South Dakota

For Immediate Release

Monday, May 4, 2020
Ronald A. Parsons, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ace Crawford

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Meth Trafficking

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine was sentenced on May 4, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Calvin Donald Edwards, Jr., age 41, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Edwards was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 14, 2020. He pled guilty on February 10, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on July 1, 2019, wherein Edwards knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute approximately 39 grams of methamphetamine in Eagle Butte.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.

Edwards was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


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