Fort Pierre Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Brent Flood, age 23, of Fort Pierre, South Dakota appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 13, 2013 and pled guilty to the Superseding Information that charged him with Possession of a Controlled Substance. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year of imprisonment, a $1,000 but not more than $100,000 fine, or both; 1 year of supervised release; an additional year of supervised release upon revocation and $25 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund. Restitution may also be imposed.
The charge stems from an incident on April 5, 2012 wherein Flood knowingly and intentionally possessed marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.
The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Task Force and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.
Flood was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing which has been set for May 13, 2013.