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

Friday, April 5, 2013

Two Rapid City Men Indicted For Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Substance

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two 23-year-old men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Kenneth Morales-Scott, Jr., and Cayleb Louis Young from Rapid City, South Dakota were indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2013. They appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on April 1, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 2 years of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation and Morales-Scott, Jr., and Young are 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.

Morales-Scott, Jr., and Young were released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015