United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wanblee, South Dakota, woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine was sentenced on April 22, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.
Shy Bettelyoun, age 30, was sentenced to 30 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Bettelyoun was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on February 20, 2013. She pled guilty on November 8, 2013.
The charge relates to Bettelyoun and others, including Angel Provincial, Robert Provincial, Clinton Provincial, Shawna Provincial, and Diana Bald Eagle, conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in the District of South Dakota between the timeframe of August 2009 and February 2013.
This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.
Bettelyoun was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.