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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of South Dakota
For Immediate Release
Alison J. Ramsdell, United States Attorney
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Rapid City Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison

RAPID CITY, S.D. — U.S. Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced a Rapid City man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The sentencing took place on Nov 27.

Eric Jaramillo, 35, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Jaramillo was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury in July of 2021. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 18.

Between March and June of 2021, in Rapid City, Jaramillo conspired with two other individuals to distribute methamphetamine by assisting in coordinating large quantities to be brought from California to South Dakota for further distribution.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson prosecuted the case.

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


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