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Wyoming tribal court judge pleads guilty to drug charges

August 8, 2019

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The former chief judge of the Wind River Indian Reservation tribal court has pleaded guilty to two drug distribution charges.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports Terri Smith entered guilty pleas to a single count each of cocaine distribution and conspiracy to distribute oxycodone Tuesday.

Court records say Smith pleaded guilty as part of an agreement with prosecutors.

Prosecutors are expected to dismiss a single count of use of a communication facility to commit a drug felony.

Smith’s attorney did not reveal the terms of the plea agreement but says she resigned her judgeship earlier this year.

Records say Smith became the court’s chief judge in January 2018 and the crimes took place while she served on the bench.

Smith remains free on bond prior to her scheduled sentencing Oct. 29.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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