United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wanblee, South Dakota man charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance was sentenced on August 2, 2012, by United States District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Keith Lyle Brown, age 30, was sentenced to 51 months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.
Keith Lyle Brown was indicted for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances by a federal grand jury on December 20, 2011. The charge relates to Brown conspiring with others to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana in South Dakota between 2007 and 2011. Brown pled guilty to the charge on April 5, 2012.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant United States Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.
Brown was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshals Service.