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Mission Female Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, female convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on June 26, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Yolanda Prue, age 32, was sentenced to a 12 month split sentence, with 3 months in custody and 6 months of home confinement and treatment, 3 years of supervised release, $1,000 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Prue was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 14, 2016. She pled guilty on April 11, 2017.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on May 3, 2016, when a Rosebud Sioux Tribe officer initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle, but the vehicle did not come to a stop. It pulled over two different times but began driving again.

Once the vehicle finally stopped, a search of the vehicle was performed and a digital scale and several syringes were found. Prue admitted the scale was hers, and admitted to using the scale for meth. She also admitted she had meth in several baggies on her person. Prue admitted she packaged the baggies as ¼ gram each and was selling them.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

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

Updated July 6, 2017

Drug Trafficking
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