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Eagle Butte Man Indicted for Distribution of a Controlled Substance

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 for Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

Eunice Jamiel Smart, age 27, was indicted on April 12, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 30, 2017, 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, a lifetime of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on three occasions, September 10, 22, and 23, 2016, in Eagle Butte, Smart knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

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

This case is being investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Narcotics Division and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan is prosecuting the case.

Smart was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated September 7, 2017

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