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Box Elder Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for Meth Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Box Elder, South Dakota woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on September 7, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken.

Alexandria Warner, 29, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Alexandria Warner was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury in February of 2022. She pleaded guilty on June 17, 2022.

Warner assisted a co-conspirator in distributing between 500 grams and 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine upon its arrival in the Rapid City area. The methamphetamine was distributed to others for use and further distribution. Warner also collected money for methamphetamine that she provided to her co-conspirator, who is currently awaiting trial.

This case was investigated by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team (UNET), Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. UNET is comprised of law enforcement from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Police Department, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the South Dakota National Guard. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Warner was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


Updated September 27, 2022

Drug Trafficking