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

Monday, June 9, 2014

Pierre Man Sentenced For Distribution Of Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, man convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on May 29, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Edwin Clayton Cook, Jr., age 38, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in custody, 3 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. He is also to pay $798.45 for electronic monitoring.
Cook was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 14, 2013. He pled guilty to the Indictment on March 10, 2014.
The conviction arose from an incident that occurred on June 12, 2013, when Cook arranged a meet with an undercover agent and sold the agent 13.0 grams of methamphetamine for $1,000.00.
This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.
Cook will report to the U.S. Marshals Service on June 13, 2014, to begin serving his sentence.

Updated June 22, 2015