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Wanblee Man Sentenced For Drug Distribution

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wanblee man convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on January 14, 2013 by Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Royce Gone, age 32, was sentenced to time served, 2 years' supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victims' Assistance Fund.

On April 3, 2012, Gone distributed more than 5 grams of marihuana at Wanblee, South Dakota. Gone pled guilty to the charge on October 11, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015