Chamberlain Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Substance
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Christopher Allen Spider of Chamberlain, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on April 12, 2011, and pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Substance. The maximum penalty upon conviction is not more than 20 years’ custody, a $1,000,000 fine, or both; at least three years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment.
The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Ted L. McBride.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for July 5, 2011.