Score:   1
Docket Number:   D-SD  3:19-cr-30100
Case Name:   USA v. Miller et al
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United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Fort Pierre, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine was sentenced on February 25, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Frank Loring Miller, Jr., age 61, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Miller was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 16, 2019. He pled guilty on December 12, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from a conspiracy that occurred between February 1, 2019, and July 16, 2019, in which Miller, knowingly and intentionally, conspired and agreed with others to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine in and around the Pierre and Ft. Pierre communities.  As part of the conspiracy, Miller and his co-defendants traveled to Denver, Colorado to pick up methamphetamine.  On June 23, 2019, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop of Miller’s vehicle wherein 236 grams of methamphetamine, a scale, pipes and other items of distribution were found.

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Pierre Police Department, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Miller will self-report on March 10th to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Melissa Jean Scull, age 38, was indicted on July 16, 2019.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 29, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is a mandatory 5 years up to 40 years in prison and/or a $5,000,000 fine, at least 4 years supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered. 

The Indictment alleges that between February 1, 2019 and July 16, 2019, Scull did knowingly and intentionally, combine, conspire, confederate, and agree with persons known and unknown, to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more methamphetamine. Further, on June 23, 2019, a traffic stop was conducted wherein 236 grams of methamphetamine were located in the vehicle.

The charge is merely an accusation and Scull is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

Scull was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Fort Pierre, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Frank Loring Miller, Jr., age 61, was indicted on July 16, 2019.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 18, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 40 years in prison and/or a $5,000,000 fine, at least 4 years supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each Count.  Restitution may also be ordered. 

The Indictment alleges that between February 1, 2019, and July 16, 2019, Miller did knowingly and intentionally, combine, conspire, confederate, and agree with persons known and unknown, to knowingly and intentionally distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Further, on June 23, 2019, a traffic stop was conducted wherein 236 grams of methamphetamine was located in the vehicle.

The charge is merely an accusation and Miller is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

Miller was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Description: The code of the federal judicial circuit where the case was located
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Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which cannot be modified by the court
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Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
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Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
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Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, defendant number, and reopen sequence number
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Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
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