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wakpala man sentenced for distribution of a controlled substance

January 17, 2014
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wakpala, South Dakota, man convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on January 10, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Francis DuBray, age 24, was sentenced to 16 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
DuBray was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 21, 2013.  He pled guilty on November 18, 2013.

The conviction stems from two incidents wherein a confidential informant was given pre-recorded money to purchase marijuana from Dubray.  The first controlled buy was on May 13, 2013, when the informant used $600 to purchase 6.92 ounces of marijuana from DuBray.  For the second controlled buy, the confidential source used $850 in pre-recorded money to purchase 7.60 ounces of marijuana from DuBray on June 11, 2013.
The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

DuBray was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.




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