Thursday, June 17, 2021

Fort Pierre Woman Indicted on Methamphetamine Charges

 Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Fort Pierre, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Lisa Herren, a/k/a Lisa Miller, age 42, was indicted on June 8, 2021.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 11, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 40 years in prison, including a mandatory minimum of five years in prison, a $5,000,000 fine, and at least four years, up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each Count.  Restitution may also be ordered. 

The Indictment alleges that between September 2018 and June 2021, Herren was involved in a conspiracy with several others to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine in and around the Pierre and Fort Pierre, South Dakota, area.

The charge is merely an accusation and Herren is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

Herren was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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