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District of South Dakota

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mobridge Man Charged With Distribution Of A Controlled Substance

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mobridge, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Francis DuBray, age 24, was indicted on August 21, 2013, for Distribution of a Controlled Substance.  DuBray appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 19, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is not more than 5 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine, a mandatory period of at least 2 years of supervised release, an additional year of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge is merely an accusation, and DuBray is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The Indictment alleges that on May 13, 2013, and June 11, 2013, at Mobridge, DuBray knowingly and intentionally distributed marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.
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.
DuBray was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has been set for November 19, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015