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South Dakota Man Sentenced for Possession of Meth

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Lake Andes, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on May 4, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Winston Houseman, age 25, was sentenced to three months in custody, followed by one year of supervised release, and a $5,000 fine.  He was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Houseman was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on September 5, 2018.  He pled guilty on January 6, 2020.

On or about July 29, 2017, in Indian country, in the District of South Dakota, Houseman, did knowingly and intentionally possess a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara Nash prosecuted the case.

Houseman was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated May 6, 2020

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