Lower Brule Man Charged With Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Substance
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Jason Long, age 42, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2013 for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
Long appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 25, 2013 and pled not guilty to the Indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years of imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, or both; a mandatory period of supervised release of at least 3 years up to life; and an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $100 special assessment may also be ordered.
The charge is merely an accusation and Long is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.
Long was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service. A trial date has not been set.