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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 1, 2014

St. Francis Man Sentenced For Attempt To Obtain Controlled Substance By Fraud

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Attempt to Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud was sentenced on April 28, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Titus Iron Shield, age 48, was sentenced to 3 months in custody, 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
         
Iron Shield was indicted for Attempt to Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud by a federal grand jury on January 15, 2014.  He pled guilty on February 3, 2014.
         
On approximately April 30, 2013, Iron Shield fraudulently presented an altered prescription in an attempt to receive 30 Hydrocodone pills from the Rosebud Indian Health Service Pharmacy.  A pharmacist examined the prescription, recognized it could be an invalid and fraudulent prescription, and the matter was reported to law enforcement authorities. 
         
This case was investigated by Office of Inspector General – Department of Health and Human Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.
         
Iron Shield was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015