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Three People Sentenced for Possession of a Controlled Substance

April 1, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a man and woman from South Dakota and a woman from North Dakota, convicted of two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance were sentenced on March 28, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate William D. Gerdes.

Clemmy Swimmer from Timber Lake, South Dakota, age 30, and Theresa Cadotte from Ft. Yates, North Dakota, age 23, were sentenced to 3 years of probation on each count to run concurrently, a $1,000 fine on each count, and a $25 special assessment on each count to the Victim Assistance Fund. Francis Dubray from Wakpala, South Dakota, age 24, was sentenced to time served with 1 year of supervised release, a $1,000 fine on each count, and a $25 special assessment on each count to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Swimmer, Cadotte and Dubray were indicted for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2012 and pled guilty to an Information in December. The charge stems from an incident occurring between December 23, 2011 and December 28, 2011 in which Defendants knowingly and intentionally possessed cocaine and methamphetamine, both controlled substances.

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



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