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Mission Man Indicted for Possession With Intent to Distribute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and assaulting, resisting, and impeding a federal officer.

Chad J. Whirlwind Soldier, a/k/a Chad Colombe, a/k/a Chad Boyd, a/k/a Winks, age 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 10, 2011, for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and assaulting, resisting, and impeding a federal officer. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 18, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is eight years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; three years of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered. The charges are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plain Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case. Whirlwind Soldier was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.

 

 

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