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Manderson Man Sentenced for Manufacturing of Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Manderson, South Dakota man convicted of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance was sentenced on June 3, 2013 by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Fred Dale West, Jr., age 42, was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment, 3 years' supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

West had been manufacturing methamphetamine at a rural location in the Manderson area from approximately November 2011 until June 9, 2012, when his chemicals and equipment were seized by law enforcement. He pled guilty to the charge on February 4, 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, and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.

West was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.



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