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Crow Creek Woman Indicted for Conspiracy and Distribution of Methamphetamine and Marijuana

August 16, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Crow Creek, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy and Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

Buffy Dion, age 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 18, 2012. She appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 14, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in custody, a $1,000,000 fine, or both.

The charges are merely accusations, and Dion is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force is conducting the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.

Dion was released on bond pending trial. No trial date has been set.



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