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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.

Jeremiah James Little Wounded, age 36, was indicted on November 9, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno on November 16, 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 payment of $300 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on July 7, 18, and 22, 2016, at Eagle Butte, Little Wounded 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 Little Wounded 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.   

Little Wounded was released on bond pending trial, the date of which has not been set.

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Updated November 25, 2016