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Pierre Woman Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Meth

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

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

Taylor Huemoeller, a/k/a Taylor Klein, age 31, was indicted on September 14, 2021.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 13, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in federal prison, with a mandatory minimum custody sentence of 10 years, 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 between July 13, 2021, and July 14, 2021, in Pierre, Huemoeller 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.

Huemoeller was released on conditions and a jury trial is currently set for November 30, 2021.

Updated October 15, 2021

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