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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Valentine, Nebraska Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Valentine, Nebraska, woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on December 12, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Chelsey Sherri Little, a/k/a Chelsey Long Crow, age 22, was sentenced to 51 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, a $500 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Little was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 15, 2016.  She pled guilty on September 27, 2016.

Between January of 2015 and March of 2016, Little and others conspired and agreed to knowingly and intentionally distribute methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance, in South Dakota.  Little received distributable quantities of methamphetamine from individuals who knew that she intended to engage in further distribution of the drug.  Little also provided methamphetamine to others knowing that they intended to engage in further distribution of the methamphetamine within the District of South Dakota.  It was reasonably foreseeable to Little that at least 350 grams of methamphetamine would be distributed during the course of the conspiracy.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

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

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 29, 2016