Rosebud Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana
Public Information Officer
605-343-2913, Ext. 2101
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud woman charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana was sentenced on November 30, 2012, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Gloria Louise Barrera, age 28, was sentenced to 57 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 July 25, 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 U.S. Marshal.