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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 12, 2016

Mission Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on December 6, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Robert Chauncey, age 66, was sentenced to 25 months in custody, followed by 6 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, forfeiture of $1,701.63, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Chauncey was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 10, 2015.  He pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), on September 14, 2016.

The conviction stemmed from a traffic stop on December 2, 2014, in which the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services stopped a vehicle owned and driven by Chauncey.  Marijuana, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and digital scales, as well as $1,701.63 in United States currency, was found on Chauncey’s person.  Chauncey admitted that he intended to distribute the 11.89 grams of methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance, within the State of South Dakota. 

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

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

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 12, 2016