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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Sioux Falls Woman Sentenced in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, woman convicted of conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine was sentenced on March 25, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Nicole Marie Watson, age 35, was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release.  She was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Watson was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2018. She pled guilty on December 10, 2018.

Watson received approximately eight pounds of methamphetamine from co-conspirators that she distributed in Sioux Falls.

This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force, South Dakota Highway Patrol, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated March 26, 2019