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Man charged with leading South Dakota drug ring sentenced to 30 years

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Charlie Neibergall
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A man who admitted to leading a South Dakota drug ring will spend 30 years in prison.

Christopher Daniels of Trent was sentenced Thursday.

He pleaded guilty to drug and money laundering charges back in July.

Daniels worked with about a dozen people to sell methamphetamine in Sioux Falls and surrounding communities, according to the South Dakota District of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Investigators said they distributed more than 100 pounds of meth in the state. The drugs originated in Mexico and were sent through Arizona.

Prosecutors said Daniels was also involved in a money laundering operation that sent funds back to Arizona.