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District of South Dakota

Friday, November 25, 2016

Eagle Butte Man Indicted for 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 three counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

Jordan Paul Cass, age 31, was indicted on November 9, 2016. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno on November 15, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine, a lifetime of supervised release, and $300 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on August 1, 23, and 24, 2016, at Eagle Butte, Cass knowingly and intentionally distributed a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. 

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

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

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

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated November 25, 2016