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

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Rosebud Woman Pleads Guilty To Controlled Substance Charge

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Patricia Pacheco, age 23, of Rosebud, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on April 2, 2013 and pled guilty to Count II of the Indictment that charged her with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; at least 2 years of supervised release and an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $100 special assessment may also be ordered.

The charge stems from an incident on March 21, 2012 wherein Pacheco’s vehicle and residence were searched. Controlled substances and drug paraphernalia were found.

The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.

Pacheco was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service pending sentencing, which has been set for June 24, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015