Sioux Falls man sentenced on drug charge and injuring a witness, receives 30 years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls man convicted of distributing fentanyl that caused an overdose and for retaliating against a witness receives 30 years in federal prison.

Jacob Francis Lottman, age 27, was sentenced on Tuesday, Jan. 28 to 300 months in federal prison for distribution of a controlled substance resulting in serious bodily injury, and 60 months for obstructing justice by retaliating against a witness. These sentences are to be served consecutively, followed by three years of supervised release on each count. He was also ordered to pay a fine.

According to the release from the South Dakota Department of Justice, Lottman knowingly and intentionally distributed fentanyl, a controlled substance, resulting in the victim overdosing on the fentanyl sold to him. The overdose victim was revived by first responders with Narcan, which prevented his death.

Following his indictment and arrest on the fentanyl charge, Lottman along with two other men intended to retaliate against a witness for information given by the witness to law enforcement. The witness was beaten while also in custody on federal charges.

In connection with the beating, the two other men were sentenced to federal prison for their involvement.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force, the Sioux Falls Police Department, and the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office.

Lottman was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Categories: Crime, South Dakota News

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