Rapid City woman gets 10 years in meth trafficking conspiracy

RAPID CITY, S.D. — 36-year-old Erin Hunter of Rapid City has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

From approximately July 2019 to May 2020, methamphetamine was brought into South Dakota by other individuals. Hunter then dispersed the meth for use or distribution.

This case was investigated by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, Drug Enforcement Agency, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. UNET is comprised of law enforcement personnel from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Police Department, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the South Dakota National Guard.

Hunter was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program reinvigorated by the Department of Justice in 2017, that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

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