Hot Springs man sentenced to over 17 years on meth charges

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A resident of Hot Springs was sentenced to over 17 years in prison on Monday after he was convicted on methamphetamine charges.

Laurens Mass, 51, was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison. Mass was indicted on multiple charges in 2017, including conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm as a prohibited person.

Mass received methamphetamine from a supplier in California, which had been found circulating in North Dakota and the Black Hills. During a search of Mass’s residence on October 25, 2017, law enforcement seized over six pounds of methamphetamine, 21 firearms and ammunition.

Mass pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute meth last June.


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