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

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Iowa Woman Charged With Distribution Of A Controlled Substance

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Cushing, Iowa woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Dana Hoover, a/k/a Dana Strawn, age 51, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15, 2013 for Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Hoover appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 11, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years of imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, or both; a mandatory period of at least 3 years up to life on supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation; and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

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

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

Hoover was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has been set for July 30, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015