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Presho Man Sentenced for Being a Felon and Drug User in Possession of a Firearm

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 14, 2013
  • District of South Dakota (605) 330-4400

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Presho, South Dakota man convicted of felon and drug user in possession of a firearm was sentenced on June 13, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Clint Brown, age 36, was sentenced to 51 months in custody, two years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Brown was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2012, and pled guilty to the charge on April 1, 2013.

In 2004, Brown had previously been convicted of three felony offenses arising from conduct occurring in Lyman County and Pennington County. On August 17, 2012, Brown was arrested by state authorities, and it was determined he possessed two firearms, a 12-gauge shotgun, and a 22-caliber rifle. It was also determined that he had been using methamphetamine, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were found in his Lyman County home.

State charges are still pending in Lyman County related to the August 17, 2012 arrest.

The investigation was conducted by the Lyman County Sheriff’s Office; the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force; the South Dakota Forensic Laboratory; the South Dakota Public Health Laboratory; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tim Maher and Kathryn Rich.

Brown was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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