Fort Yates Man Sentenced for Distribution of Marijuana
BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on
Sept. 24, 2012, Joseph C. Ramirez III, 26, of Fort Yates, N.D., was sentenced by
U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of distribution of marijuana.
Judge Hovland sentenced Ramirez to serve six months concurrent with his state
sentence, to be followed by 18 months of supervised release. Ramirez was ordered to pay
a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim's Fund.
On July 21, 2011, while at Prairie Knights Casino, Ramirez was found to have in
his possession approximately 90 grams or more of marijuana.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of
Indian Affairs - Standing Rock Agency, and North Dakota Parole & Probation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Delorme prosecuted the case.