United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.
Timothy Kills In Water, age 33, was indicted on March 9, 2020. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 12, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is life in prison and/or a $10,000,000 fine, a lifetime of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that beginning at a time unknown, but no later than October 1, 2017, and continuing through January 1, 2018, Kills In Water knowingly and intentionally conspired with other people to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine in and around the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.
The charge is merely an accusation and Kills In Water is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook is prosecuting the case.
Kills In Water was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.