United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.
Daniel James Boe, age 35, was indicted on December 8, 2020. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 16, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is a mandatory minimum five years, up to 40 years in prison and/or a $5,000,000 fine, at least 4 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each Count. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that Boe was involved in a conspiracy beginning in 2017, wherein Boe did knowingly and intentionally, combine, conspire, confederate, and agree with persons known and unknown, to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in central South Dakota.
The charge is merely an accusation and Boe is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Pierre Police Department, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.
Boe was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.