Rapid City man sentenced to 25 years following methamphetamine conspiracy investigation

PIERRE, S.D. — On Tuesday, the Division of Criminal Investigation Director, David Natvig, announced that DCI agents aided in the investigation of a methamphetamine conspiracy in South Dakota.

The case involved a Rapid City man who will serve 25 years in federal prison.

““The agents of the DCI know what it takes to be a successful member of the team,” said Natvig. “This outcome is the result of a team effort that was in the works for years and the cooperation of all parties involved took drugs and a drug dealer out of our communities.”

Christopher Yellow Eagle, 40, of Rapid City was convicted for the Conspiracy to Distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Yellow Eagle was found to be a “career offender” by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The case was also investigated by the Badlands Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force which is made up of personnel from the DCI, Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Division of Drug Enforcement. The investigation was led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


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