Department of Justice
For Immediate Release
Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 10 Years and 10 Months in Federal Prison for Firearm & Drug Crimes
SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier has sentenced a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The sentencing took place on February 2, 2023.
For the firearm conviction, Olson received the statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in custody. For the controlled substance (methamphetamine) conviction, Olson was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months of imprisonment. The sentences will run concurrently for a total of 10 years and 10 months. Olson also was sentenced to four years of supervised release following his prison term and ordered to pay $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and to forfeit the firearm and ammunition involved in the case.
Olson was indicted for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury in June of 2022. He was convicted at a jury trial in November of 2022.
According to evidence presented during trial, in June of 2021, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Olson, having been convicted of a felony and being an unlawful user of a controlled substance, possessed a loaded semi-automatic handgun and ammunition. Olson also possessed with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.
This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department and the ATF. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Beth Ebert prosecuted the case.
The defendant was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.