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Nevada Woman Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking and Failure to Appear

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 Sparks, Nevada,  woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, and Failure to Appear. The sentencing took place on June 24, 2024.

Dawn Eagle Feather Floyd, 42, was sentenced to six and half years in federal prison on each of the two drug convictions to be served concurrently. She was sentenced to one year and eight months on the failure to appear conviction to be served consecutively to the drug convictions for a total of eight years and three months in federal prison. Following release from custody, Floyd will be on supervised release for four years. She was also ordered to pay a fine of $1000, and a $300 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. She was found guilty of the drug charges following a federal jury trial on March 29, 2024. She pleaded guilty to the Failure to Appear charge on April 15, 2024.

Floyd lived in Valentine, Nebraska, in the fall of 2019, when she knowingly and intentionally agreed with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine within 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 and then onto the Rosebud Reservation for distribution. Law enforcement recovered over 100 grams of methamphetamine from Floyd’s residence, vehicle, and person during the investigation. Floyd’s methamphetamine was tested and found to be 100 percent pure. While awaiting trial, Floyd, who had been released on bond, fled the District of South Dakota, and knowingly failed to appear for her jury trial that had been set for August of 2023. Floyd was arrested in Nevada and brought back to South Dakota to stand trial in March of 2024.

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

Eagle Feather Floyd was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.


Updated June 27, 2024

Drug Trafficking