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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine Charges

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 convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) was sentenced on August 20, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Nolan Clown, age 33, was sentenced to 6 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Clown was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 14, 2017.  He pled guilty on August 1, 2018.

Clown admitted to distributing methamphetamine to another individual for money on August 24, 2016, in Eagle Butte.  Clown further admitted he had distributed methamphetamine on at least one other occasion. Methamphetamine is a Schedule II controlled substance.

This case was 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 prosecuted the case.

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

Updated August 23, 2018

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