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Three Indicted on Drug and counterfeit Charges

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that three individuals from Rapid City, South Dakota were indicted by a federal grand jury for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine, and counterfeiting and forging obligations and securities of the United States.

Zachary Smith-Cline, age 31, and Sara Smith-Cline, age 32, were indicted on February 20, 2013 for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine, and counterfeiting and forging obligations and securities of the United States. David Marshall, age 36, was also indicted on February 20, 2013 for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and counterfeiting and forging obligations and securities of the United States. The offenses occurred on February 3-4, 2013.

All the defendants appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 12, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. Zachary and Sara Smith-Cline’s maximum penalty upon conviction is a term of not less than 5 or more than 40 years’ imprisonment and/or $5,000,000 fine. Marshall’s maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years’ imprisonment and/or $250,000 fine. The charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the United States Secret Service, the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Rapid City Police Department. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Shattuck and Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman are prosecuting the case. The defendants were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not been set.

 

 

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