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Mission Man and Woman Indicted For Distribution of Controlled Substance

May 19, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man and woman have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Michael Waylon Brave, age 32, and Arlene Claire Chauncey, age 26, were indicted by a federal grand jury on May 10, 2011. They appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May17, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is five years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; two years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges are merely accusations, and Brave and Chauncey are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller. Brave and Chauncey were released on bond.



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