Three Sioux Falls Men Indicted for Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that three Sioux Falls, South Dakota, men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Aiding and Abetting.
Alexis Salgado, age 38; James Menard, age 29; and David Andrews, age 31, were indicted by a federal grand jury on July 18, 2012. Andrews appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 9, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. Salgado and Menard appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 15, 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. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charges arose from a traffic stop conducted in May 2012. A drug detection canine alerted to the odor of illegal drugs, and the subsequent search resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine.
The charges are merely accusations, and Salgado, Menard and Andrews are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.
All three defendants were detained pending trial. Trial has been set for October 1, 2012.