Eagle Butte Man Charged with Drug and Firearm Offenses
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Distribution of a Controlled Substance to Persons Under Age Twenty-One, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.
Shaun Chayne Condon, age 32, was indicted on February 14, 2018. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 22, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 25 years in custody and/or a $750,000 fine, up to 9 years of supervised release, and up to $300 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on May 25, 2017, Condon knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute and distributed marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance, to minors. The Indictment also alleges that Condon, having been an unlawful user of, and addicted to a controlled substance, knowingly received and possessed a Smith & Wesson 9mm hand gun.
The charges are merely accusations and Condon is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.
Condon was released on bond pending trial, which has been set to April 17, 2018.