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Martin Man Sentenced for Distribution of a Controlled Substance

June 10, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Martin, South Dakota man convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on May 29, 2013 by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Ashley Cottier, age 36, was sentenced to time served, 3 years' supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

On June 6, 2012, Cottier distributed a prescription drug, Fentanyl, at Martin, South Dakota. Cottier pled guilty to the charge on January 28, 2013.

This case was investigated 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. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Shattuck prosecuted the case.



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