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(S.D.)-Reservation Official Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

By: Chris Fankhauser Posted at: 02/26/2013 07:44 AM

     RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A former economic development official on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has pleaded guilty to drug charges.
     Jerome Labeaux was charged Monday and pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
     The 35-year-old Labeaux had served as cultural coordinator for Thunder Valley Community Development Corp.
     The possession charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. Sentencing is set for March 18.
     Labeaux is being held without bond in the Pennington County Jail.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press)


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