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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rosebud Woman Sentenced For Possession With Intent To Distribute Marijuana

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, woman convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana was sentenced on July 23, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Patricia Pacheco, age 23, was sentenced to time served, a $1,000 fine, two years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Pacheco was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2012, and pled guilty to Count II of the Indictment on April 2, 2013.  

The charge stems from an incident on March 21, 2012, wherein Pacheco’s vehicle and residence were searched. Controlled substances, including marijuana and methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia were found.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Law Enforcement and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015