Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
Iverina Crow Eagle, age 43, was indicted on October 14, 2020. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 20, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 40 years in federal prison and/or a $5,000,000 fine, four years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that beginning no later than January 2018, Crow Eagle conspired with others to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan Dilges is prosecuting the case.
Crow Eagle was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.