Three Guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance
Public Information Officer
605-343-2913, Ext. 2101
US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Clementine Swimmer, age 30, of Timber Lake; Theresa Cadotte, age 22, of Wakpala; and Francis Dubray, age 23, of Mobridge, appeared before US Magistrate Judge William Gerdes on December 21, 2012, and pled guilty to an Information charging them each with 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. The maximum penalty upon conviction is one year of imprisonment, a minimum fine of $1,000 but not more than $100,000, or both.
The charge stems from an incident when Swimmer, Cadotte and Dubray knowingly and intentionally possessed a detectable amount of cocaine and methamphetamine, scheduled II controlled substances.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Assistant US Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.
All defendants were released pending sentencing. A sentencing date has not yet been set.