Mission Men and Parmelee Woman Charged with Drug Related Crimes
United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that two men from Mission, South Dakota, and a woman from Parmelee, South Dakota, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Manufacture and Distribute a Controlled Substance, Distribution of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Meddore Maurice Douville, age 45, Jeremy Joseph Douville, age 21, and Teeana Shannon Two Eagle, 24, were indicted on December 20, 2016. They appeared before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 30, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, forfeiture of U.S. currency seized by law enforcement, and $500 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
It is alleged that between December 5, 2016, and December 14, 2016, Meddore Douville, Jeremy Douville, and Two Eagle conspired to manufacture and distribute over 46 pounds of marijuana in the District of South Dakota. It is further alleged that on December 5 and 6, 2016, Meddore Douville, Jeremy Douville, and Two Eagle possessed marijuana with the intent to distribute it, and on December 5, 2016, the three actually distributed marijuana.
The charges are merely an accusation and the three defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan is prosecuting the case.
All three defendants are in custody pending trial, which is set for March 7, 2017.