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Porcupine Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 14, 2009
  • District of South Dakota (605) 330-4400

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Orville Oldson, age 30, of Porcupine, appeared before Chief U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier on December 14, 2009, and pled guilty to Count 1 of an indictment that charged him with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The mandatory minimum and maximum penalty upon conviction is five to 40 years' imprisonment, a $2,000,000 fine, or both. Oldson pled guilty to conspiring with others to distribute cocaine on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosions, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mara M. Kohn. A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for March 2, 2010. The defendant was released on bond.