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District of South Dakota

Friday, June 1, 2018

Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced on Methamphetamine Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) was sentenced on May 22, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Misti Traversie, age 37, was sentenced to 3 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Traversie was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 14, 2017. She pled guilty on March 8, 2018.

Traversie admitted to distributing methamphetamine to another individual for money on August 24, 2016, in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Traversie further admitted she had distributed methamphetamine on at least one other occasion. Methamphetamine is a Schedule II controlled substance.

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 June 1, 2018