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Mission Woman Indicted on Methamphetamine Charges

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

Meloni Ann Old Lodge, age 42, was indicted on October 17, 2017.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 2, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in custody and/or a $1,000,000 fine, a lifetime of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that between September 1, 2015, and October 17, 2017, Old Lodge knowingly and intentionally conspired to distribute methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in South Dakota.  The Indictment also alleges that Old Lodge distributed methamphetamine in Mission on February 19, 2017.

The charges are merely accusations and Old Lodge is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

This case is being investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan is prosecuting the case.   

Old Lodge was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated November 6, 2017

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