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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Distribution of a Controlled Substance

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on March 19, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Eunice Jamiel Smart, age 28, was sentenced to 6 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Victims Fund.

Smart was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 12, 2017, for Distribution of a Controlled Substance.  Smart pled guilty on December 19, 2017.

On three occasions, September 10, 22, and 23, 2016, in Eagle Butte, Smart knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Narcotics Division.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.   

Smart was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated March 26, 2018

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