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Eagle Butte Man Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Distribution of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, and four counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

Charlie Warren Marshall, age 26, was indicted on November 9, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 16, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalties upon conviction of the charges is 40 years in prison and/or a $5,000,000 fine, a lifetime of supervised release, and a payment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between January 1, 2015, and November 8, 2016, in the District of South Dakota, Marshall conspired with others to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, and actually distributed methamphetamine on two specific occasions.  The Indictment further alleges that Marshall unlawfully received and possessed firearms when he was prohibited from doing so because he was an unlawful user of and addicted to a controlled substance.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan is prosecuting the case.   

Marshall was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, the date for which has not been set.

Updated November 25, 2016

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