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

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rosebud Man Charged With Conspiracy To Distribute A Controlled Substance And Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Substance

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Lawrence Bordeaux, age 30, was indicted on June 10, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 17, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine, at least 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between February 2014 and March 2014, Bordeaux knowingly and intentionally distributed and possessed with intent to distribute methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Bordeaux was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.

Updated June 22, 2015