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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Crow Creek Man Sentenced For Conspiracy And Distribution Of A Controlled Substance

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Crow Creek, South Dakota man convicted of Conspiracy and Distribution of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on March 19, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Royce Kirkie, age 35, was sentenced, on each count, to 37 months of imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release, with the sentences to run concurrently. Kirkie is to also pay $200 to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Kirkie was indicted for the above charges by a federal grand jury on July 18, 2012. The conspiracy charge stems from incidents occurring between February 13, 2011 and April 20, 2011 in Buffalo County, South Dakota in which Kirkie combined and conspired with another Defendant to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana. The Distribution of a Controlled Substance charge stems from an incident on April 13, 2011 when Kirkie distributed marijuana.

The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Kirkie was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015