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Fort Thompson Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

U.S. Attorney’s Office January 28, 2013
  • District of South Dakota (605) 330-4400

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Ryan Scott, age 26, of Fort Thompson, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on January 25, 2013, and pled guilty to the indictment that charged him with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is five years of imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both; a period of supervised release of at least two years up to life and two additional years of supervised release upon revocation; $100 to the Victims’ Assistance Fund. Restitution may also be imposed.

The charge stems from an incident on February 25, 2011n when a vehicle with Ryan Scott, along with another person, had gone into the ditch. When deputies arrived at the scene and spoke with the individuals, they detected a strong odor of marijuana and searched the vehicle, discovering a bag containing over one pound of marijuana.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case. Scott was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing on March 27, 2013.

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