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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Canton Man Indicted On Charges Relating To Drug Misbranding

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Canton, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Causing Introduction of Misbranded Drug into Interstate Commerce with Intent to Defraud, and Receipt and Offered Delivery of a Misbranded Drug.

Stanley Dean Brower, age 68, was indicted on February 3, 2015.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on February 4, 2015, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 3 years in custody and/or a $10,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund on each count.  

The charges are merely accusations and Brower is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Food and Drug Administration – Office of Criminal Investigations.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.   

Brower was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015