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Eagle Butte 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 an Eagle Butte, South Dakota woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on August 10, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Donni DaRae Traversie, a/k/a Donna Dupris, age 27, was sentenced to 78 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a fine of $500, and a mandatory special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Traversie was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 19, 2017. She pled guilty on May 16, 2017.

Between April of 2012 and January of 2017, Traversie knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in the District of South Dakota. Traversie received distributable quantities of methamphetamine and distributed some of the methamphetamine in South Dakota. The individuals who provided Traversie with the methamphetamine knew that she intended to engage in further distribution. Traversie admitted that her distribution conduct involved between 500 grams and 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine.

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

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

Updated August 14, 2017

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