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Pierre Man Sentenced For Possession of a Controlled Substance

May 22, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pierre, South Dakota man convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on May 20, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Rider Sheard, age 19, was sentenced to 2 years’ probation, a $1,500 fine, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Sheard was indicted for Distribution of a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on September 19, 2012 and pled guilty to a Superseding Information on February 5, 2013. The charge stems from an incident wherein Sheard, on or about May 17, 2012, knowingly and intentionally possessed marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.

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



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