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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Sioux Falls Woman Sentenced for Methamphetamine Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on August 6, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Buffy Marie Clairmont, a/k/a Buffy Marie Clifford age 44, was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a $500 fine, forfeiture of $227 in U.S. currency, and a mandatory special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Clairmont was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 17, 2017.  She pled guilty on May 23, 2018.

Beginning in at least January of 2012 and continuing through May of 2017, Clairmont received distributable quantities of methamphetamine from individuals that knew she intended to engage in further distribution of the methamphetamine.  Some of the methamphetamine Clairmont received was distributed in and around the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Reservation and elsewhere in South Dakota.  Clairmont admitted that it was reasonably foreseeable that over 50 grams of methamphetamine would be distributed during the course of the conspiracy.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

Clairmont was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Drug Trafficking
Updated August 7, 2018