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Mission Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced a Mission, South Dakota, woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The sentencing took place on August 8, 2023.

Anne Cordier, age 41, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Cordier was indicted by a federal grand jury in July of 2022. She pleaded guilty on April 13, 2023.

Beginning in January of 2022, Cordier conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in South Dakota. Cordier received pound quantities of methamphetamine from a source in California and re-distributed it on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. Methamphetamine is a Schedule II controlled substance.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, FBI, Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Cordier was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated August 9, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Drug Trafficking