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Mission woman Arraigned on Charges of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Arlene Siers, age 22, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 8, 2011, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. She made an initial appearance before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 23, 2011. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years’ custody, a $1,000,000 fine, or both; at least three years of supervised release; $100 special assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges are merely accusations, and Siers is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller. Siers was detained.

 

 

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