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Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The sentencing took place on October 10, 2023.

Irene Guerrero, age 39, was sentenced to four years in federal prison, three years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Guerrero was indicted by a federal grand jury in August of 2022. She pleaded guilty on June 14, 2023.

The conviction stemmed from a drug conspiracy beginning in February 2021 and continuing until June 2022. Guerrero was involved with several other individuals to distribute methamphetamine in and around the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation. Guerrero received distributable quantities of methamphetamine from others which she then sold. Methamphetamine is a Schedule II controlled substance.

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

Guerrero was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Updated October 13, 2023