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Fort Thompson Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on May 13, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Brooke Kristen Shields, age 32, was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison, 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Shields was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 14, 2018.  
She pled guilty on February 19, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from her involvement in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy beginning at some point before January 1, 2017, and continuing until November 14, 2018. Shields conspired to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.

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

Updated July 9, 2019