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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Murdo Woman Sentenced on Meth Charge

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Murdo, South Dakota, woman convicted of Possession of Methamphetamine was sentenced on October 6, 2020, by U.S. Magistrate Mark A. Moreno.

Moriah Moran, age 33, was sentenced to 2 years’ probation and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $25.

Moran was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 10, 2020.  She pled guilty on October 6, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred on May 7, 2019, on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  An eventual search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of methamphetamine and several items of drug paraphernalia.   

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 Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Updated October 7, 2020