United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Alliance, Nebraska, man who pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on October 30, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken.
Brian Hinman, age 38, was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
From approximately November 2018 to December 2018, Hinman obtained methamphetamine, which he then distributed in South Dakota. A traffic stop of Hinman by Nebraska State Patrol, in December 2018, recovered 42 grams of methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Division of Drug Enforcement, SD Division of Criminal Investigation, Badlands Safe Trails Drug Task Force, and the Nebraska State Highway Patrol.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.
Hinman was immediately returned to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.