Mission man guilty of distributing “pounds” meth

PIERRE, S.D. — A 32-year-old man from Mission faces life in prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and two gun charges.

Eli Erickson was found guilty of the charges after a three-day trial. In the trial it was revealed that from 2015 to 2018, Erickson worked with others to distribute pounds of methamphetamine from Nebraska onto the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. During the three years, Erickson possessed firearms to protect his home he used to sell methamphetamine.

Erickson faces at least 15 years up to life in federal prison and/or a $10,000,000 fine, with at least five years of supervised release.

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