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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 12, 2016

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on November 21, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Wambli Meeter, age 34, was sentenced to time served, which had been approximately 12 months in custody and treatment, 2 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and the forfeiture of $185 in U.S. currency.

Meeter was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 14, 2015, for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.  He pled guilty to the charge on December 15, 2015.

Between June 2, 2015 and June 10, 2015, Meeter knowingly and intentionally distributed and possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance, in South Dakota.  On June 2, 2015, in Eagle Butte, Meeter possessed 4.47 grams of methamphetamine in six individual baggies, a syringe fully loaded with a clear liquid that field-tested positive for opiates, and brass knuckles.  On June 10, 2015, in and around the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota, Meeter used, purchased, and distributed methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

Meeter was released after sentencing.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 12, 2016