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Press Release

Sioux Falls Woman Sentenced in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

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

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 July 23, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Dixie Leigh Murphy, age 42, was sentenced to 121 months in federal prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.  She was also ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Murphy was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on November 6, 2018.  She pled guilty on April 30, 2019.

Murphy received several pounds of methamphetamine from co-conspirators that she distributed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

This case was investigated by the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.

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

Updated July 31, 2019