A Rapid City man initially charged with sex trafficking has pleaded guilty to drug distribution and transporting for illegal sexual activity in a deal with prosecutors.

Darryl Graham, 40, admitted distributing meth to a person younger than 21 from August 2015 to May 2016, according to court documents. He admitted also transporting another person from Rapid City to Chicago “with the intent that (the victim) engage in prostitution.”

Graham, also known by the last name Gram, pleaded guilty in November. His drug violation, the more serious of his two federal offenses, carries a penalty of one to 40 years in prison, a fine of up to $2 million and a maximum of six years’ supervised release. But according to his plea deal, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will recommend five-year sentences to be served at the same time, when Graham is sentenced in April.

Contact Tiffany Tan at tiffany.tan@rapidcityjournal.com.

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