United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on December 11, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Richard William Neiss, age 46, was sentenced to 46 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, forfeiture of $1,141.76 and ammunition seized by law enforcement on November 24, 2016.
Neiss admitted to possessing methamphetamine on three separate occasions, with the intent to further distribute it: Further, Neiss admitted to distributing 11.1 grams of methamphetamine to another individual in Eagle Butte on February 8, 2017, for $1,050.00.
Niess was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.