Eagle Butte Man, Luke Eagleman Charged with Marijuana Trafficking and Firearm Charges
(STL.News) United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Firearms by a Prohibited Person.
Luke Eagleman, III, age 40, was indicted on December 8, 2020. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 9, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in federal prison and/or a $1,000,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that between January 1, 2007, and September 1, 2020, Eagleman knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute marijuana in South Dakota. Further, on September 1, 2020, in Eagle Butte, Eagleman possessed 905 grams of marijuana with the intent to distribute it, as well as a rifle and a handgun. Eagleman has a prior felony conviction and is prohibited from possessing firearms.
The charges are merely accusations and Eagleman is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.