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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, July 8, 2019
Ronald A. Parsons, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ace Crawford

North Dakota Man Sentenced in Drug Conspiracy

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Killdeer, North Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Dustin Eck, age 35, was sentenced on July 2, 2019, to 9 years in federal prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The charge related to Eck obtaining methamphetamine in Denver, Colorado, and selling it to individuals in South Dakota between December 2017 and March 2018. Eck was discovered to be in possession of methamphetamine after a traffic stop near Rapid City on March 8, 2018.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the South Dakota Department of Criminal Investigation, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson prosecuted the case.

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

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