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Press Release

Lower Brule Residents Indicted on Methamphetamine Charges

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that three Lower Brule, South Dakota, individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Shanna St. Cloud, age 20, Alisha Flute, a/k/a Alisha Pretty Sounding Flute, age 20, and Teresa Jandreau, age 39, were indicted on September 11, 2018.  Flute appeared on September 14, 2018, St. Cloud appeared on September 21, 2018, and Jandreau appeared on October 2, 2018, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.  All three pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in prison and/or a $10,000,000 fine, a lifetime of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each count.  Restitution may also be ordered. 

The Indictment alleges that between December 1, 2015, and September 11, 2018, St. Cloud, Flute, and Jandreau knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in South Dakota. 

The charges are merely accusations and St. Cloud, Flute, and Jandreau are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

St. Cloud was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  Jandreau and Flute were released on bond pending trial.  A trial date is set for November 27, 2018.

Updated October 3, 2018

Topics
Drug Trafficking
Indian Country Law and Justice