Man Sentenced for Guilty Plea to Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute

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FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man who attempted to sell methamphetamine to a local resident last fall was sentenced yesterday for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  Jesus Ochoa-Aguirre, who is from Mexico, is also known as Felipe Cabrera.  He pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute in January.  The charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison, a $20,000 fine and a mandatory one year prison sentence.  He was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Patricia DeVaney to two years in prison with 176 days credit for time he has spent in jail.  Stanley County States Attorney Tom P. Maher says Ochoa-Aguirre is also required to pay court and drug testing costs and his court appointed attorney fees.   Ochoa-Aguirre was arrested September 24 of last year.  Maher says he had been traveling in a vehicle licensed in California and tried to sell meth to a Fort Pierre resident-who reported the offense to law enforcement.

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