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Chamberlain man charged with possession of controlled substance

A Chamberlain man is accused of possession with intent to distribute and being a drug user in possession of a firearm.

Rodney Hickey, 48, was indicted in July by a federal grand jury. Hickey appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on Aug. 28 and pleaded not guilty.

Hickey allegedly possessed hydrocodone, a controlled substance, in January and intended to distribute it. The indictment also alleges he knowingly possessed firearms while being a drug user.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both, three years of supervised release, an additional two years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

Hickey was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service until an electronic device can be in place and his warrant has been satisfied. A trial date has been set for October.