Two Rapid City men sentenced for meth distribution

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Two men from Rapid City were sentenced in separate cases in federal court on Monday after being convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Michael McLeod, 43, was sentenced to three years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, McLeod traveled to Nebraska on at least one occasion to transport methamphetamine into the Rapid City area, where it was then dispersed to others for use and distribution.

Galen Cleveland Iron Cloud, 31, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release. He was also required to forfeit $4,354 and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Iron Cloud conspired with others to distribute between 50 and 200 grams of methamphetamine between 2018 and 2021. He was primarily involved with distributing within the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation, and the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation.

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