SIOUX FALLS, SD -
Two of the suspects arrested in the largest meth bust in Sioux Falls have pleaded guilty.
Friday morning, 43-year-old Robert Raymond Jackson pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy to distribute drugs after he was caught with nearly nine pounds of meth in March. Jackson faces a minimum of ten years in federal prison and a maximum of life because of the plea.
At the end of March, the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force and the Sioux Falls Police department arrested Jackson along with 43-year-old Regina Johnson after Johnson reported that she had left more than $87,000 in cash under a mattress in a Sioux Falls hotel room. The discovery of the cash led police to Jackson and Johnson and officers discovered nearly nine pounds of meth inside their SUV. The drugs were stored inside camouflage tubes and wrapped in black tape.
Police say it's the largest meth bust in the city's history.
Johnson pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge Thursday and faces a minimum of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life.
Two other co-defendant's are also facing federal charges, including Johnson's son, however they have entered not guilty pleas and are preparing for trial.
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