Fort Thompson Man Sentenced To Federal Prison Time For Meth Distribution

(KCCR) — A Fort Thompson man is sentenced to one year in federal prison after pleading guilty to distributing methamphetamine. U-S Attorney Ron Parsons says 33 year-old Benjamin Big Eagle was also sentenced to three years of probation along with a 500-dollar fine and special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund of 100-dollars on Monday. Big Eagle was indicted by a federal grand jury in November of 2018 and pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine in April. Big Eagle pleaded guilty to distributing and selling small amounts of meth on the Lower Brule and Crow Creek Indian Reservations from 2012 through 2017. Big Eagle was taken in to custody by the United States Marshals Service. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Task Force and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.