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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Friday, November 29, 2013

Colorado Man Indicted For Conspiracy To Distribute Marijuana And Distribution Of Marijuana

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Colorado man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

Dustin Reller, age 27, was indicted on November 19, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica Duffy on November 22, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $500,000 fine, 4 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

Beginning no later than August 2013, Reller conspired with others to distribute marijuana in the District of South Dakota and distributed more the 5 grams of marijuana to a person under 21 years of age.

The charge is merely an accusation and Reller is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride is prosecuting the case.   

Reller was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for January 28, 2014.

Updated June 22, 2015