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Ft. Thompson Man Indicted on Drug Charge

June 17, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Ft. Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Pedro St. John, age 37, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 10, 2011. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 17, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is not more than 20 years’ custody, a $1,000,000 fine, or both; three years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation, and St. John is 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 Special Assistant United States Attorney Ted L. McBride. St. John was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal Service.



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