St. Francis Woman Charged with 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 St. Francis, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
Mary Left Hand Bull, age 26, was indicted on November 9, 2016. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 20, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on March 7, 2016, Left Hand Bull and her co-defendant, Lloyd One Star, knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
The charge is merely an accusation and Left Hand Bull 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 Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.
Left Hand Bull was released on bond pending trial, which has been set for April 25, 2017.
Updated March 22, 2017
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