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Friday, August 26, 2016

Eagle Butte Man Charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

Tyson Curtis LeCompte, a/k/a Tyson Garreaux, age 22, was indicted on August 16, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 24, 2016, 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, up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on two different days in June of 2016, LeCompte knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine, a Scheduled II controlled substance.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Narcotics Division.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan is prosecuting the case.   

LeCompte was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  Trial has been set for October 18, 2016.

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Updated August 26, 2016