Eagle Butte Woman Charged with Distribution of Methamphetamine
United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Distribution of a Controlled Substance.
Duciana Eagle Chasing, a/k/a Duciana Ranay Comes Flying, age 40, was indicted on July 19, 2016. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 1, 2016, 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, at least 3 years and up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on three different days in May of 2016, Eagle Chasing knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine, a Scheduled II controlled substance, in South Dakota.
The charges are merely accusations and Eagle Chasing is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Narcotics Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan is prosecuting the case.
Eagle Chasing was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.