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Nevada Woman Found Guilty of Meth Trafficking

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

PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a jury has convicted Dawn Eagle Feather Floyd, age 45, of Sparks, Nevada, of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance following a four-day jury trial in federal district court in Pierre, South Dakota. The verdict was returned on March 29, 2024.

The charges carry a mandatory minimum term of five years in federal prison and a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison and/or a $5,000,000 fine, at least four years up to life of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Floyd was indicted by a federal grand jury in August of 2020. A superseding indictment was filed in May of 2023.

Between January 1, 2019, and January 1, 2020, Floyd, knowingly and intentionally, agreed with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. Floyd conspired with others to travel to Colorado where she obtained methamphetamine and brought it back to her home in Valentine, Nebraska, and then onto the Rosebud Reservation for distribution.  Law enforcement recovered over 120 grams from Floyd’s residence, vehicle, and person during the investigation.

This case was investigated by the FBI, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Valentine Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for June 24, 2024. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated April 5, 2024

Drug Trafficking