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Colorado Woman Indicted For Drug Conspiracy

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Colorado Springs, Colorado, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Barbara Olson, age 52, was indicted on November 19, 2013.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on January 6, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

Beginning no later than the summer of 2012, Olson conspired with others to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in the District of South Dakota.

The charge is merely an accusation and Olson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride is prosecuting the case.   

Olson was released on bond pending trial.  A tentative trial date has been set for March 11, 2014.

Updated June 22, 2015