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McLaughlin Man Sentenced on Drug Charge

January 8, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin man convicted of one count of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess With Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and one count of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on January 4, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Nathan Martin, age 30, was sentenced to 109 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment.

Martin was indicted by a federal grand jury in February 2012. He pled guilty to two counts of a superseding indictment in October of 2012.

The conviction stems from Martin knowingly and intentionally conspiring to distribute and possess a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance in 2011, and aiding and abetting a co-defendant who kicked a victim with shod feet and forced a firearm into the victim’s mouth.

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

Martin was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.



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