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Mobridge Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 10, 2012
  • District of South Dakota (605) 330-4400

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mobridge, South Dakota man charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance was sentenced on October 1, 2012, by United States District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. David Dekker, age 53, was sentenced to three years of probation and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Dekker was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2012, and pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (Mmarijuana) on June 20, 2012.

The conviction arose from an incident on July 7, 2012, when Dekker sold .49 ounces (13.9 grams) for $200 to an intermediary. Subsequently, law enforcement officers searched Dekker’s house and seized 23 items, including 1.43 ounces/40.5 grams of marijuana and a small marijuana grow found in a closet in the basement. Dekker admitted that on six or seven occasions over the past five months, he purchased quarter-pound quantities of marijuana for $1,200 per quarter-pound (680.39 grams total).

The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller.