A campaign sign for Amanda Oldman, a former council member for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe.
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe council member resigns after drug charge

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe accepted the resignation of a council member who is facing a felony drug charge.

Amanda Oldman was indicted on June 30 on one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, according to news reports. The charge stems from the alleged trading of narcotic pain killers.

Oldman resigned on Thursday, the tribe said in a press release. She represented District One on the reservation.

"Tribal Council will evaluate their options as they move forward and provide an update once available," the press release stated.

Oldman is being charged in Isabella County in Michigan. Her case number is 17-1310 FY.

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