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District of South Dakota

Friday, November 29, 2013

Wanblee Man Indicted For Conspiracy To Distribute Marijuana And Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wanblee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances.

Dana Provincial, age 35, was indicted on November 19, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on November 25, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.   

No later than 2009, Provincial conspired with others to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine in the District of South Dakota.

The charge is merely an accusation and Provincial is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride is prosecuting the case.   

Provincial was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for January 28, 2014.

Updated June 22, 2015