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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 28, 2013

Pine Ridge Woman Sentenced To 168 Months For Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota woman convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on June 28, 2013 by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Victoria Lee Running Hawk, age 31, was sentenced to 168 months’ imprisonment, 4 years' supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

On September 16, 2012, Running Hawk was stopped for speeding on I-90. Law enforcement subsequently discovered she possessed 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, with the intent to distribute. Running Hawk pled guilty to the charge on February 28, 2013.

This case was investigated by the Drug Administration Enforcement, the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.

Running Hawk was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015