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Colorado Man Indicted for Meth Distribution

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Westminster, Colorado, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Matthew Steele, age 34, was indicted on June 12, 2018. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 25, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in federal prison and/or a $1,000,000 fine, or both, up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on February 10, 2018, Steele knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, which is a Schedule II controlled substance.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.

Steele was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial which has been set for September 18, 2018.

Updated July 26, 2018