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St. Francis Man Pleads Not Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Dana Farmer, Sr., age 46, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 8, 2011. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 23, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. Because the government alleged that Farmer was previously convicted of a felony drug offense, the maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years’ custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; at least 4 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges are merely accusations, and Farmer is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.

Farmer was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.

 

 

 

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