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Las Vegas man sentenced in drug case

July 18, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Las Vegas, Nevada, man found guilty of Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana was sentenced on July 18, 2011, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. J.L. Dye, age 38, was sentenced to 60 months in custody and three years of supervised release.

Dye was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute More than 50 Kilograms of Marijuana and Distribution of a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on November 2, 2010. The charges stem from Dye working with a co-defendant to acquire pound quantities of marijuana from the Las Vegas area to be sold to various contacts in South Dakota. A jury trial was held in April 2011, and Dye was found guilty of a lesser included offense by a jury on April 12, 2011.

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.

J.L. Dye was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.



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