RAPID CITY - A former economic development official on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has pleaded guilty to drug charges.

Jerome Labeaux was charged Monday and pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

The 35-year-old Labeaux had served as cultural coordinator for Thunder Valley Community Development Corp.

The possession charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. Sentencing is set for March 18.

The Rapid City Journal reports that Labeaux is being held without bond in the Pennington County Jail.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.