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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced For Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Substance

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on March 25, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Ryan Scott, age 26, was sentenced to 15 months of imprisonment, 2 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Scott was indicted for the above charge by a federal grand jury on July 18, 2012 and pled guilty to the Indictment on January 25, 2013. The charge stems from an incident on February 25, 2011, when a vehicle with Ryan Scott along with another person, had gone into the ditch. When deputies arrived at the scene and spoke with the individuals, they detected a strong odor of marijuana and searched the vehicle, discovering a bag containing over one pound of marijuana.

The investigation was conducted by the Mellette County Sheriff’s Office and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Scott was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service.

Updated June 22, 2015