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Rosebud Woman Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

August 20, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, woman charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana was sentenced on August 15, 2012, by United States District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Andrea Ruth Barrera, age 25, was sentenced to 30 months' imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Barrera was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana by a federal grand jury on December 20, 2011. The charge relates to Barrera conspiring with others to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana in South Dakota between 2008 and 2011. Barrera pled guilty to the charge on June 7, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team. Assistant United States Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.

Barrera was immediately turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal.



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