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Wanblee Man Charged with Possession of Marijuana and Cocaine Base

June 20, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wanblee man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possessing marijuana while intending to distribute it and for possessing cocaine base.

Keith Brown, age 29, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 19, 2011, for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on June 20, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty of possession with the intent to distribute is 5 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine; the maximum penalty of the possession charge is one year of imprisonment and/or a $100,000 fine. The charges are merely accusations, and Brown is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI and the BIA. Assistant US Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case. Brown was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.




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