Ft. Thompson Woman Convicted of Drug Charges
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Lori Seeking Land, age 43, of Ft. Thompson, was convicted on July 20, 2011, on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and two counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre.
These charges carry a maximum penalty of not more than 40 years in custody or less than five years in custody and/or a $4,000,000 fine on Count I, and not more than 20 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine on Count II. Seeking Land was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2010. The charges stem from a incident involving the intentional distribution and possession of 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in October of 2008, November of 2009, and January of 2010.
This case was investigated by Northern Plain Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Ted L. McBride. A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for October 3, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.