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Friday, July 08, 20051120880700

South Dakota v. Cuong Nguyen

"Teen gets 7 years for selling drugs," Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 8 July 2005, http://argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050708/NEWS/507080314/1001.


More on South Dakota's love of freedom.

A Sioux Falls teenager accused of selling drugs to other students is going to prison.


A Minnehaha County judge Thursday sentenced Cuong Nguyen, 18, of 237 N. Cliff Ave. to seven years, with an additional eight years suspended.


Nguyen was a senior at Washington High School when he was arrested this spring. Police said he was a major drug supplier for local youths.


Nguyen pleaded guilty May 5 to possession of a controlled substance and possession of more than 1 pound of marijuana with intent to distribute.


Police said that he, another adult and two juveniles were caught with marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms and Ecstasy.  Aaron McGowan of the Minnehaha County state's attorney's office said he was pleased with the sentence.


"It's tough to send an 18-year-old to the penitentiary [link -- tdaxp], but it was appropriate in a case like this when you have such large quantities of drugs and distribution going on in this community," he said.


Your people should've stayed in Vietnam, Cuong.  Your radical belief in buying and selling is foreign to this neck of the woods.  In South Dakota, the government knows what is best for you.


Liberty can be misused, so South Dakota ruins lives and bans it.


No word on this from the South Dakota right or left blogs yet.


why do you have to be racist about it? just because he originated from vietnam? God knows that there is just as many white people selling drugs.

Posted by: Washington High School Student | Sunday, February 12, 2006

WHS Student,

Greetings! Go Warriors!

I didn't charge racism. I charged injustice and big-governmentism. There is a difference.

Sentencing an 18 year-old to the South Dakota penn (by some standards, the worst in the country) for seven years for a non-violent crime is sickening.

I bet his family thinks that they should have stayed in Vietnam. That way, their son wouldn't be imprisoned in Sioux Falls right now.

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Sunday, February 12, 2006