RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Three Rapid City-area residents found with roughly 3 pounds of methamphetamine when arrested have been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking.
U-S Attorney Ron Parsons says 48-year old Josh Sanders recevied 12-1/2 years while 45-year old Gregory Murphy and 36-year old Cathy Jacques each received 10 years. All 3 will spend 5 years on supervised release after completing their sentences.
Sanders, Murphy, and Jacques were stopped by the South Dakota Highway Patrol in April as part of a 6-month investigation into their drug trafficking activities. Parsons says the trio purchased meth in Nevada and brought it to Rapid City for sale.
This case was investigated by the Highway Patrol and UNET – the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, which is comprised of members from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City police, state Division of Criminal Investigation, and the South Dakota National Guard.