United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Arrow Lynn Curry, age 24, of Martin, South Dakota, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance as a result of a federal jury trial in Rapid City, South Dakota. Curry was found not guilty of Use of a Firearm during a Drug Trafficking Crime. The jury returned the verdict on April 20, 2017.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Curry was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 15, 2015.

In December of 2014, Curry conspired and agreed with other persons to intentionally distribute methamphetamine in South Dakota.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be set. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service in other case

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on April 24, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Ebony Hope Justyne Cook, age 20, was sentenced to 8 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Cook was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 12, 2016. She pled guilty on February 7, 2017.

On July 22, 2016, in Eagle Butte, Cook knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, to another person.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Narcotics Division and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

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

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