Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Crow Creek, South Dakota woman convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on February 20, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Buffy Dion, age 30, was sentenced to 2 months of custody and 6 months of home confinement thereafter with 3 years of supervised release.
Dion was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 18, 2012. The conviction stems from an incident occurring on April 13, 2011 wherein an undercover agent purchased 12 marijuana cigarettes from Dion’s residence. The undercover agent also purchased 4 grams of methamphetamine from Dion and negotiated a future purchase of one pound of marijuana.
The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case. Dion was released but needs to self-report by February 27, 2013.