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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine and Firearm Charges

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on July 17, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Charlie Warren Marshall, age 27, was sentenced to 78 months in custody and 4 years of supervised release, on each count, to run concurrently, a fine of $1,000, forfeiture of six firearms and ammunition, and a mandatory special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200.

Marshall was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 9, 2016. He pled guilty on March 13, 2017.

Between January 1, 2015, and November 9, 2016, Marshall knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in South Dakota.

Marshall received distributable quantities of methamphetamine and distributed some of that methamphetamine in South Dakota. The individuals who provided Marshall with the methamphetamine knew that he intended to engage in further distribution. Marshall admitted that his distribution activities involved at least 350 grams or more of methamphetamine, and that he had in his possession firearms for protection while distributing methamphetamine.

Marshall was arrested by Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal police on various occasions, in which he had firearms, ammunition, and/or narcotics or paraphernalia in his possession. On March 5, 2016, Marshall was arrested with a firearm and marijuana. Marshall admitted to using methamphetamine and marijuana, and 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated August 8, 2017