United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Nicole Condon, a/k/a Nicole Garreau, age 35, was indicted on August 21, 2013, for Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Condon appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 6, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years of imprisonment and/or a $1,000,000 fine, a mandatory period of at least 3 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge is merely an accusation, and Condon is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The Indictment alleges that on October 23, 2012, Condon knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.
Condon was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has been set for November 5, 2013.