A 33 year old woman from Piedmont convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.
Billi American Horse must spend 10 years custody in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
During her involvement in the conspiracy, American Horse obtained methamphetamine and distributed it primarily in western South Dakota. American Horse was involved in a pursuit with law enforcement in July 2021, in which she was transporting large amounts of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs. During the pursuit, she threw illegal substances out the window in an effort to discard the drugs. Once officers were able to stop her, they located methamphetamine and other drugs in American Horse’s vehicle, as well as locating a significant amount of methamphetamine that had been thrown from the vehicle.
This case was investigated by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team (UNET). UNET is comprised of law enforcement from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Police Department, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the South Dakota National Guard.
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