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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Firearm Charges

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 convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on August 21, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Wacey James Long, age 29, was sentenced to 25 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, forfeiture of the firearm, and a mandatory special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Long was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 15, 2017. He pled guilty on June 6, 2017.

On September 16, 2016, during the execution of a search warrant, law enforcement found and seized a short-barreled shotgun and drug paraphernalia from the apartment Long resided in with another person. Long admitted to using methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. Because he is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance, he is unable to lawfully possess firearms.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

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

Updated August 31, 2017

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