United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, woman convicted of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and a Rapid City man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance were sentenced on October 16 and 17, 2013, respectfully, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.
Danielle Running Shield, age 32, was sentenced to time served, 4 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Anthony Long Soldier, age 33, was sentenced to 100 months of imprisonment, 4 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
On October 14, 2012, Long Soldier’s vehicle was pulled over by the Rapid City Police Department after a pursuit. Running Shield and another individual were passengers. Before Long Soldier's vehicle stopped, the other individual jumped out. Long Solider and Running Shield were arrested and a bag containing more than 200 grams of methamphetamine was found on the floor of the vehicle. Running Shield pled guilty on June 12, 2013, and Long Solder pled guilty on June 13, 2013.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Rapid City Police Department and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case. Long Soldier remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.