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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 20, 2021

Pierre Man Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Meth

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Randy Little Shield, age 30, was indicted on August 10, 2021.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 19, 2021, 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, five years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on July 14, 2021, in Pierre, Little Shield conspired with others to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine in central South Dakota. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan Dilges is prosecuting the case.

Little Shield was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 20, 2021