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Wyoming judge pleads not guilty to federal drug charges

June 11, 2019

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A judge on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming has pleaded not guilty to three federal criminal charges.

KTWO-AM reports tribal Chief Judge Terri Smith was arraigned in federal court last week and was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond.

A federal grand jury indicted her last month on conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, use of a communication facility to commit a drug felony and distribution of cocaine.

According to the indictment, authorities say Smith and two others conspired to distribute the prescription painkiller from November 2017 to November 2018.

She is also accused of distributing cocaine in June 2018 and of sending text messages to a co-conspirator to distribute oxycodone in April 2018.

The indictment did not detail the crimes. A trial is scheduled for July 29 in Cheyenne.

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Information from: KTWO-AM, http://www.k2radio.com/

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