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Crow Creek Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Marijuana

December 13, 2012
Contact: Ace Crawford
Public Information Officer
605-343-2913, Ext. 2101

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Royce Kirkie, age 35, of Crow Creek, South Dakota, appeared before US District Judge Roberto A. Lange on December 11, 2012, and pled guilty to the indictment that charged him with Distribution of a Controlled Substance. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.

On February 13, 2011, and April 13, 2011, Royce Kirkie knowingly and intentionally distributed marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Assistant US Attorney Jay P. Miller is prosecuting the case. Kirkie was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal pending sentencing. A sentencing date has been set for March 11, 2013.



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