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

Friday, December 6, 2013

Colorado Man Indicted For Conspiracy To Distribute Marijuana And Distribution Of Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Colorado man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

Christopher Luke, age 28, was indicted on November 19, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica Duffy on December 2, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.   

Beginning no later than the summer of 2012, Luke conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in the District of South Dakota.

The charge is merely an accusation and Luke is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride is prosecuting the case.   

Luke was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set yet.

Updated June 22, 2015