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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dupree Man Sentenced for Distribution of Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on December 19, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Ptan Clown, a/k/a P’tan Hoksila Clown, age 36, was sentenced to 8 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Clown was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 19, 2016.  He pled guilty on October 4, 2016.

Between May 29, 2016 and June 8, 2016, Clown knowingly and intentionally distributed various amounts of methamphetamine for varying amounts of cash on three separate occasions.  Methamphetamine is a Schedule II Controlled Substance. 

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

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

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 29, 2016