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Wakpala Man Sentenced for Possession of a Controlled Substance

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wakpala, South Dakota man convicted of two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on April 4, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes.

Dustin Swimmer, age 27, was sentenced to time served, a $2,000 fine, and a $50 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Swimmer was 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, 2012. The charge stems from an incident occurring between December 23, 2011 and December 28, 2011 in which Swimmer 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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