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Dupree Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on September 19, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Alyce Marie Morrison, age 34, was sentenced to 95 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, forfeiture of $80 in U.S. currency, a firearm and ammunition, and a mandatory special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200.

Morrison was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 15, 2017.  She pled guilty on June 27, 2017.

Morrison admitted that between July 1, 2016, and March 15, 2017, she knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in the District of South Dakota.

Morrison received distributable quantities of methamphetamine and distributed some of the methamphetamine in South Dakota. The individuals who provided Morrison with the methamphetamine knew that she intended to engage in further distribution.  Morrison admitted that it was reasonably foreseeable to her that more than 500 grams of methamphetamine would be distributed during the course of the conspiracy.

On November 16, 2016, in Dupree, Morrison sold 1.5 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant for $175 and fronted that informant another gram of methamphetamine.

On January 14, 2017, Morrison was stopped by tribal law enforcement in Eagle Butte.  In her possession, she had $80 in U.S. currency, 6.68 grams of methamphetamine, and a loaded firearm.  Those items were seized by law enforcement and forfeited.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

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

Updated September 26, 2017

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