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Case Number: 4:20-cr-40045-LLP
Judge: Lawrence L. Piersol
Court: United States District Court for the District of South Dakota (Minnehaha County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Description: Sioux Falls, South Dakota conspiracy to distribute drugs criminal defense lawyer represented Ricky Bryan Giedd, age 51, who was charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substance.
Giedd was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 6, 2020. He pled guilty on July 16, 2020.
During his involvement, Giedd and co-conspirators distributed methamphetamine in South Dakota and elsewhere. They were aware that the methamphetamine supplied would be distributed to drug customers in South Dakota. Methamphetamine is a Schedule II controlled substance.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara Nash prosecuted the case.
Giedd was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Outcome: Ricky Bryan Giedd, age 51, was sentenced to 132 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.