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New Mexico Woman Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a New Mexico woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

Holly Swallow, age 40, was indicted on June 11, 2019.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 29, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in federal prison and/or a $10,000,000 fine, up to a lifetime of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that beginning a time unknown, but no later than January 1, 2016, and continuing to June 11, 2019, Swallow knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed with persons to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

The charge is merely an accusation and Swallow is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook is prosecuting the case.   

Swallow was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated July 30, 2019

Drug Trafficking