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

Stanley Gene Schily, Sr., age 65, was indicted on September 9, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on September 29, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The Indictment alleges that beginning at a time unknown, but no later than January 1, 2020, and continuing through March 5, 2020, Schily knowingly and intentionally conspired with other people to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in and around Mobridge, South Dakota.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Mobridge Police Department, the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, the Corson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Northern Plains Safe Trials Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook is prosecuting the case.   

Schily was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date was set for December 7, 2020.

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