States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two men from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
Dalton Rogers, age 23, and Ryan Quarve, age 23, were indicted by a federal grand jury on January 15, 2014. They appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 22, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of custody and/or a $250,000 fine, at least 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
On October 18, 2013, in Lyman County, South Dakota, a traffic stop by the South Dakota Highway Patrol found that Rogers and Quarve knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute marijuana and hashish.
The charges are merely an accusation and Rogers and Quarve are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller.
Rogers and Quarve were released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.