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Chicago Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

December 17, 2010
Contact: Brendan V. Johnson
United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Michael Keith Henley, age 31, of Chicago, appeared before Chief US District Judge Karen E. Schreier on December 17, 2010, and pled guilty to a charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment and/or a $500,000 fine.

In October 2007, after Henley was stopped for speeding by the South Dakota Highway Patrol, law enforcement discovered marijuana in his vehicle, which Henley intended to distribute. The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Mark A. Vargo.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for March 18, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal pending sentencing.

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