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Kyle Woman Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute Marijuana

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on November 13, 2013, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court. 
Stephanie Standing Soldier, age 38, was sentenced to 16 months of imprisonment, 3 years' supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from Standing Soldier conspiring with others to distribute at least 100 kilograms or more of marijuana on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation between 2008 and 2012.  Standing Soldier pled guilty to the charge on April 30, 2013.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.

Standing Soldier remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015