United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine, was sentenced on August 10, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Benjamin Jason Young, a/k/a, Benjamin Jason Two Eagle, age 36, was sentenced to 40 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a fine of $500, forfeiture of a firearm and ammunition, and a mandatory special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Young was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 17, 2016. He pled guilty on April 11, 2017.
Between January 2015 and May 2016, Young knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in the District of South Dakota. Young received distributable quantities of methamphetamine and distributed some of that methamphetamine in South Dakota. The individuals who provided Young with the methamphetamine knew that he intended to engage in further distribution. Young admitted that it was reasonably foreseeable to him that more than 50 grams of methamphetamine would be distributed during the course of the conspiracy.
When law enforcement executed a search warrant on Young’s residence on September 23, 2015, Young had methamphetamine, paraphernalia testing positive for methamphetamine, a firearm, and ammunition in his possession. Those items were seized by law enforcement and the firearm and ammunition were forfeited.
This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.
Young was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of South Dakota