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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Winner Woman Sentenced For Possession With Intent To Distribute A Controlled Substance

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Winner, South Dakota, woman convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on October 27, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Alice Blacksmith, age 49, was sentenced to 18 months in custody; 3 years of supervised release; forfeiture of currency, a firearm, and ammunition; and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
         
Blacksmith was indicted for two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance and one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on April 15, 2014. She pled guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance on July 31, 2014.
         
The conviction arose from an incident on March 20, 2014, at Winner when Blacksmith knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
         
This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.
         
Blacksmith was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving her sentence.


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