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Mission Woman Sentenced for Meth Trafficking

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

United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Mission, South Dakota, woman convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on January 6, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Mareca Rodriquez, age 30, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, a fine in the amount of $500, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Rodriquez was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 13, 2021.  She pled guilty on September 30, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on March 3, 2021, in Mission.  Rodriquez knowingly possessed approximately 329 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.

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

Updated January 6, 2022

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