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3 sentenced in South Dakota on meth trafficking charges

March 1, 2020 GMT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Three people in South Dakota have been sentenced on methamphetamine trafficking charges in the last week, according to federal authorities.

Terry Paulhamus, 39, of Rapid City, and Joel Boe, 38, of Pierre, were each sentenced to 5 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth. Frank Miller Jr., 61, of Fort Pierre, was sentenced to 4 years and 9 months on a meth conspiracy charge.

Prosecutors say Miller traveled to Denver to pick up the meth and was arrested last June during a traffic stop that yielded 236 grams of meth. A co-defendant in the case, Melissa Scull, has pleaded guilty and is scheduled for sentencing on April 6.

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Paulhamus was accused of distributing meth on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and Boe allegedly sold drugs around the Pierre and Fort Pierre communities.