Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on November 1, 2021, by District Court Judge Karen Schreier.
Ashton Aman, age 37, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Aman was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on February 2, 2021. He pled guilty on July 12, 2021.
Beginning on an unknown date and continuing until on or about February 2, 2021, in the District of South Dakota and elsewhere, Aman knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed together, with others known and unknown, to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. Aman distributed over 500 grams of methamphetamine to co-conspirators which was then re-distributed to their own customers in the District of South Dakota and elsewhere.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara Nash prosecuted the case.
Aman was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.