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sioux falls woman sentenced in marijuana distribution conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2014
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-341-1915

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, woman convicted of conspiracy to distribute marijuana was sentenced on January 6, 2014, by the Honorable Karen E. Schreier, U.S. District Judge.

Georgia Pfeifle, age 24, was sentenced to six months in custody and six months of home confinement, to be followed by two years of supervised release.  She was also fined $1,000.
         
Pfeifle was charged by a Superseding Information with Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana on October 10, 2013.  She pled guilty on October 16, 2013.
         
Pfeifle joined a conspiracy to illegally distribute marijuana in South Dakota and elsewhere.  During her involvement, she personally obtained, delivered and distributed marijuana in South Dakota, collected and received payments for marijuana, and deposited those payments to other co-conspirators’ accounts.
     
This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Immigration and Customs Enforcement in both South Dakota and California.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Connie Larson prosecuted the case.

Pfeifle was ordered to turn herself into the U.S. Marshals Service on January 21, 2014.

                                      

                           


 

 

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