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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 29, 2013

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced For Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Substance

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on November 25, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Aadam Tiger, age 29, was sentenced to 55 days of custody, 2 years of Supervised Release, a $1,000 fine and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
         
Tiger was indicted for the above charge by a federal grand jury on November 15, 2012.  He pled guilty on August 13, 2013.

On December 2, 2011, Cheyenne River Law Enforcement stopped the Defendant’s vehicle for a traffic violation.  The officer could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.  The officer was given consent to search the vehicle and found marijuana, plastic baggies, a grinder, scale, zig-zag papers, roaches, and $725.  Tiger had the intent to distribute some or all of the marijuana that was in his possession.
   
The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015