Eagle Butte Man Indicted on Meth Trafficking Charge
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
Anthony Story, age 42, was indicted on August 11, 2020. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 9, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in prison and/or a $1,000,000 fine, at least three years up to a lifetime of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on or about August 14, 2019, Story did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectible amount of methamphetamine in Eagle Butte.
The charge is merely an accusation and Story is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook is prosecuting the case.
Story was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.