Mobridge Man Charged with Using the Mail to Import Controlled Substances to Distribute in a Drug Conspiracy and Firearm Offenses

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SIOUX FALLS – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Mobridge, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, Use of a Communication Facility in the Commission of a Drug Trafficking Crime, Importation of a Controlled Substance, and Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm.

Dana Aman, age 53, was indicted in October of 2022. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 24, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine, at least three years up to life of supervised release, and $500 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges between January of 2020 and March of 2021, Aman used the U.S. Postal Service to illegally import various controlled substances that he then helped distribute. The Indictment further alleges that Aman, a drug user, illegally possessed firearms.

The charges are merely accusations and Aman is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Services, Homeland Security Investigations, and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case. 

Aman was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

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