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United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an O’Kreek, South Dakota, woman convicted of Possession of Methamphetamine was sentenced on November 28, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Corrine Ford, age 25, was sentenced to 3 years of probation, a $1,000 fine, a special assessment of $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and the forfeiture of a pistol firearm.
Ford was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 9, 2015, for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person. She pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance, charged in a Superseding Information, on September 14, 2016.
On or about July 11, 2015, Ford knowingly and intentionally possessed methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance, in Todd County, South Dakota. On July 14, 2015, a search warrant was executed at Ford’s residence. Authorities found and seized from Ford’s vehicle a pistol firearm and ammunition. Ford denied ownership of the firearm and ammunition, and denied knowing that they were in her vehicle. Ford admitted to using methamphetamine, and other individuals confirmed that she has used methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.
Ford was released after sentencing.