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Pine Ridge Man Sentenced

January 23, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on January 4, 2013, by Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Louis Michael Pacer, a/k/a Mike Pacer, age 35, was sentenced to 23 months' custody, 3 years' supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the victims' assistance fund.

Pacer conspired with others to distribute cocaine in South Dakota and elsewhere between 2007 and 2009. Pacer pled guilty to the charge on October 2, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Shattuck prosecuted the case.

Louis Michael Pacer, a/k/a Mike Pacer, was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.



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