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wanblee woman pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

November 18, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Shy Bettelyoun, age 30, of Wanblee, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy, on November 8, 2013, and pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Substance.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years of imprisonment and/or a $1,000,000 fine.
On or about August 2009 through February 20, 2013, Bettelyoun conspired with other persons to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in and around the Pine Ridge Indian reservation. 
The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Rapid City Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date has not been set.  The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.



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