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Chicago Man Sentenced for Possessing Crack Cocaine With Intent to Distribute

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Chicago, Illinois, man convicted of possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it was sentenced on March 25, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Charles Marshall Smith, a/k/a “Blue,” age 36, was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Smith was indicted for Possession With Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on November 7, 2017.  He pled guilty on November 27, 2018.

On September 5, 2017, Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force detectives executed a search warrant for Smith’s residence in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  They located 327.9 grams of crack cocaine and 73.4 grams of heroin in the home, which Smith intended to distribute to others in South Dakota.

This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force, Sioux Falls Police Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.

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

Updated March 26, 2019

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