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Box Elder Woman Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Meth

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Box Elder, South Dakota, woman convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on January 15, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Sheila Marie Buchholz, age 45, was sentenced to 51 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Buchholz was indicted for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine by a federal grand jury on November 19, 2014.  She pled guilty on September 21, 2015.

On October 22, 2014, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Buchholz’s residence.  Law enforcement seized a total of 309 grams of methamphetamine.  Buchholz acknowledged the meth was hers.

This case was investigated by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, United States Department of Drug Enforcement, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, and Rapid City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.

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

Updated January 23, 2016