Wanblee Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance
November 28, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wanblee, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
Geraldine Williams, age 39, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 8, 2011. She appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 22, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years’ custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.
The charges are merely accusations, and Williams 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. Williams was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.
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