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

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pierre Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of A Controlled Substance

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Rider Sheard, age 18, of Pierre, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on February 6, 2013 and pled guilty to the Superseding Information that charged him with Possession of a Controlled Substance. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year of imprisonment, a minimum fine of $1,000 but not more than $100,000, or both; 1 year of supervised release and an additional 1 year of supervised release upon revocation.

The charge stems from an incident wherein Sheard, on or about the 17th day of May, 2012 knowingly and intentionally possessed marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.

The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case. Sheard was released on bond pending sentencing, which has been set for April 30, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015