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Winner Woman Sentenced for Meth Trafficking

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

United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Winner, South Dakota, woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine was sentenced on February 3, 2022, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Amber Heth, age 34, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Heth was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 8, 2020.  She pled guilty on November 1, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from a conspiracy wherein Heth was involved with others, including her sister, to distribute over 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in and around Winner, South Dakota.

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

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

Updated February 4, 2022

Drug Trafficking