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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Baltic Woman Sentenced in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Baltic, South Dakota, woman convicted of her part in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy was sentenced on November 28, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Tammy Hodgin, age 42, was sentenced to 130 months in custody, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.  She was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Hodgin was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute 500 Grams or More of Methamphetamine by a federal grand jury on May 10, 2016.  She pled guilty on September 6, 2016.

Hodgin was part of a group of people who began working together in July 2015 to distribute methamphetamine in South Dakota and elsewhere.  Hodgin distributed methamphetamine she received from coconspirators.  On three occasions in July and August, 2015, she sold methamphetamine to confidential sources in Minnehaha County, South Dakota.

This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Police Department, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.

Hodgin was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Drug Trafficking
Updated November 29, 2016