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Mission Woman Sentenced in Meth Case

September 6, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission woman charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine by a federal grand jury was sentenced on September 6, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Arlene Love Siers, age 22, was sentenced to 37 months of custody, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Siers was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance on March 8, 2011. She pled guilty to the charge on June 20, 2011.

Arlene Love Siers was a middle woman who assisted two suppliers in distributing methamphetamine on the Rosebud Reservation. The two men lived in Nebraska and transported methamphetamine to South Dakota. They provided methamphetamine to Siers, who re-distributed it to her contacts in the Mission area. The two suppliers traveled to Rosebud two times a month between February of 2009 and April of 2010. They would front Siers three grams of methamphetamine at a time. Siers would sell the three grams of methamphetamine and come back for three more grams to sell. She sold approximately nine grams of methamphetamine each time her supplier came. Siers sold a total of between 2 and 4½ ounces of methamphetamine, and half a pound (226.8 grams) of marijuana in 2009.

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.




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