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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mission Man Charged With Simple Possession Of A Controlled Substance

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Simple Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Steven Plank, age 29, was indicted on November 14, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 27, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 1 year in custody and/or a $100,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

Plank is accused of possessing hydrocodone, a schedule III controlled substance.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.   

Plank was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015