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Rapid City Man Indicted for Possession With Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Jonah Burning Breast, a/k/a Jonah Jarrett Burning Breast, a/k/a Jonah Jared Burning Breast, a/k/a Jonah Jared Big Crow, age 23, was indicted on February 15, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno on March 17, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine, a lifetime of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about the 2nd day of September 2016, in Todd County, South Dakota, Burning Breast knowingly and intentionally distributed a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

The charges are merely accusations and Burning Breast is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan is prosecuting the case.

Burning Breast was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial, which is set for May 2, 2017.

Updated March 22, 2017

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