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Pennsylvania man sentenced for possession
with intent to distribute a controlled substance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2014
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-341-1915

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Newton Square, Pennsylvania, man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on April 23, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. 
         
David Wallace, age 53, was sentenced to 57 months of imprisonment, a $1,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Wallace was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 2, 2013.  He pled guilty on December 12, 2013. 

The conviction stems from an incident on March 14, 2013, when a South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper spoke with occupants of a motor home, including Wallace, when they stopped for fuel. After his suspicions were stirred during the conversations, the trooper deployed his narcotics detection dog. The dog indicated to the odor of illegal drugs in the motor home.

The trooper searched the motor home and found four jars of hashish oil, weighing approximately 673 grams.

The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

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

 


 

 

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