United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Aadam Tiger, age 29, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on August 13, 2013, and pled guilty to the Indictment that charged him with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; at least 2 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation; and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge stems from an incident on December 2, 2011, wherein Cheyenne River Law Enforcement stopped the Defendant’s vehicle for a traffic violation, and the officer could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The officer was given consent to search the vehicle and found marijuana, plastic baggies, a grinder, a scale, zig-zag papers, roaches, and $725. Tiger had the intent to distribute some or all of the marijuana that was in his possession.
The investigation was conducted by Cheyenne River Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.
Tiger was released on bond pending sentencing which has been set for October 28, 2013.