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Pierre Man Pleads Guilty and Sentenced for Possession of a Controlled Substance

March 14, 2013

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pierre, South Dakota man was convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance and sentenced on March 13, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Michael Mancuso, age 19, was sentenced to 1 year probation, $1,000 fine and $25 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

The charge stems from an incident on July 1, 2012 wherein Mancuso knowingly and intentionally possessed marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.

The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Task Force and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Mancuso was released with conditions to begin his probation sentence.



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