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Spearfish Woman Sentenced for Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud

January 13, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Spearfish woman charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud was sentenced on January 5, 2012, by United States District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Sherry Lee Goldsmith, a/k/a Sherry Lee Thompson, age 44, was sentenced to 24 months' probation with a term of 30 days home detention and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

The charge relates to Goldsmith fraudulently obtaining Oxycodone from the Ft. Meade Veterans Administration Pharmacy on January 5, 2010. Goldsmith pled guilty to obtaining a controlled substance by fraud on October 17, 2011.

This case was investigated by the Ft. Meade Veterans Affairs Police. Assistant United States Attorney Ted McBride prosecuted the case.

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