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Four Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance Analogue

July 31, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that four individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance analogue from January 2011 through July 2012. The charges are a result of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Spearfish Police Department, the Deadwood Police Department, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), and the Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida.

The individuals charged in the one-count indictment include the following: Garrett King Bostwick, age 31, and Bradley King Bostwick, age 58, both of Land O' Lakes, Florida; Charlie William Caulder, a/k/a Billy, age 49, of Thomasville, Georgia; and Jason Michael Lawrence, age 39, of Land O' Lakes, Florida. The indictment also seeks the forfeiture of over $625,000.

Garrett King Bostwick and Bradley King Bostwick appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on July 30, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. Lawrence is scheduled to appear on August 13, 2012. Caulder appeared in Tampa, Florida, on July 30, 2012, and a future appearance will be scheduled before United States Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years' imprisonment and/or a $1,000,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation, and they are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Assistant United States Attorney Ted L. McBride and Special United States Attorney/Assistant Attorney General Laura A. Shattuck are prosecuting the case. The defendants were released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.



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