Three Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Errol Medicine, age 49, of Wakpala; Wynona Medicine, age 51, of Rapid City; and Wilma Medicine, age 44, of Rapid City, appeared before United States District Judge Charles B. Kornmann on March 28, 2011. All three defendants pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $500,000 fine, or both; three years of supervised release; and a special assessment of $100 to the Victim Assistance Fund.
The investigation was conducted by Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Special Assistant United States Attorney Ted L. McBride is prosecuting the case.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for July 11, 2011. The defendants were released on bond pending sentencing.