WRIR Judge indicted on drug delivery charge

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The Chief Judge of the Wind River Tribal Court at Fort Washakie has been indicted on two charges, including unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, cocaine, according published reports. The indictment was handed down against Terri Smith, 32, who was sworn in to the Tribal judicial position only last June. The second charge against Smith involves the misuse of a communications center.

Smith, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, was freed on a $25,000 unsecured bond following a Wednesday hearing before U.S. Magistrate Teresa McKee in Lander. A court date was set for June 3 in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne.