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Dupree Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

June 21, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Leland Brown Wolf, age 40, of Dupree, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on June 21, 2011, and pled guilty to an indictment that charged him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute Vicoprofen (a combination Hydrocodone product), a Schedule III controlled substance. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody, a $500,000 fine, or both; a minimum of two years up to life of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment.

Leland Brown Wolf received Vicoprofen via prescription between September 1, 2009, and January 31, 2011. Leland Brown Wolf and his wife, Jennifer Brown Wolf, conspired to distribute some of the Vicoprofen pills. A cooperating witness, who was working with the Division of Criminal Investigation, made controlled purchases of Vicoprofen from Jennifer Brown Wolf on October 14, 2010, and from Leland Brown Wolf and Jennifer Brown Wolf on November 15, 2010.

The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for September 6, 2011. Leland Brown Wolf was released on bond pending sentencing.



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