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Martin Woman Pleads Guilty to Controlled Substance Charge

March 21, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Belinda Dubray, age 44, of Martin, South Dakota appeared before Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court, on March 7, 2013 and pled guilty to distribution of a controlled substance. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment and/or a $500,000 fine.

On September 7, 2012 at Martin, Dubray distributed hydrocodone with acetaminophen. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Martin Police Department, and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Shattuck.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for July 12, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.



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