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Mobridge Area Drug Investigation Results in Several Arrests

Mobridge Area Drug Investigation Results in Several Arrests

PIERRE, S.D. - Attorney General Larry Long, Walworth County States Attorney Grant Walker and Mike Nehls, Mobridge Chief of Police announced today that several individuals from the Mobridge area were indicted by a Walworth County grand jury and arrested this week for their roles in the possession and distribution of marijuana and controlled substances.

The indictments handed down by the grand jury were:

  • Heather Jewel Tiger (Lawrence), 34, Mobridge, 1 misdemeanor count of ingestion, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, 1 felony count possession of methamphetamine
  • Stanley Gene Schily, 52, Mobridge, 2 misdemeanor counts of ingestion, 2 misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, 2 felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, 1 felony count of keeping a place for use or sale of controlled substance, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana
  • Hattie Ann Pourier, 22, Mobridge, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, 1 felony count distribution of one ounce or less of marijuana
  • William Herman Venson aka Sonny Venson, 56, Mobridge, 1 misdemeanor count of ingestion, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana
  • Gerald Ralph Sam, 52, Mobridge, 1 misdemeanor count of ingestion, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana
  • Jesse Dennis Fischer, 26, Mobridge, 1 misdemeanor count of ingestion, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Jaymie Lynn Redlegs Martel, 31, Mobridge, 1 misdemeanor count of ingestion, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, 1 felony count of possession of methamphetamine
  • Sheldon Jason Schulz, 34, Mobridge, 1 misdemeanor count of ingestion, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, 2 felony counts of possession of methamphetamine
  • Judith Julia Pfeifle, 46, Mobridge, 1 misdemeanor count of ingestion, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Daniel Max Schilling, 53, Mobridge, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, 1 felony count of possession w/intent to distribute less than two ounces of marijuana, 1 felony count of possession of propoxyphene, 1 felony count of possession of hydrocodone
  • William Christopher Fuhrer, 18, Mobridge, 1 misdemeanor count of ingestion, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, 1 misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia

All the above individuals were charged with drug offenses in violation of state law. The investigation will continue and additional State and Federal charges are possible.

The investigation was a joint effort of the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force whose members include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the Mellette County Sheriff’s Office, and the police departments of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, the City of Pierre and the City of Mobridge. Other agencies that have contributed to the operation are the Bureau of Indian Affairs from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, the Bismarck Mandan Safe Trails Drug Task Force, South Dakota National Guard Counter Drug Program, South Dakota Highway Patrol, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the U.S. Marshal’s Service and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Service.

These cases are currently being prosecuted by the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office and the Walworth County States Attorney’s Office. Cases involving others arrested at or around the same time will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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