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

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wanblee Woman Sentenced For Drug Charges

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wanblee, South Dakota, woman convicted of conspiracy to distribute more than 1 kilogram of marijuana was sentenced on January 2, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Anita Lucine Brown, age 59, was sentenced to 1 year probation and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Brown was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on July 24, 2012.  She pled guilty on October 4, 2013.

Between May 2010 and July 2012, the defendant’s sons sold marijuana from her home.  Brown was given marijuana for allowing them to use her home, wherein more than 1 kilogram of marijuana was distributed.

This case was investigated as part of Operation Eagle Eye, a controlled substances investigation conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.   

Updated June 22, 2015