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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Dupree Woman Indicted on Methamphetamine and Firearm Charges

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

Alyce Marie Morrison, age 33, was indicted on March 15, 2017. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 29, 2017, 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, a lifetime of supervised release, and up to $600 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between July 1, 2016, and January 14, 2017, Morrison knowingly and intentionally conspired and agreed to distribute methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, actually distributed methamphetamine on three occasions, and on one occasion possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it. The Indictment further alleges that on January 14, 2017, Morrison unlawfully possessed a firearm and was prohibited from doing so because of her use of methamphetamine.

The charges are merely accusations and Morrison is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan is prosecuting the case.

Morrison was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. Trial is set for May 22, 2017.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated April 1, 2017