For Immediate Release
Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced for Firearm Charge
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on July 6, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.
Carlee Lucia Condon, age 22, was sentenced to time served through August 17, 2020, totaling 4 months in federal prison, 3 years of supervised release, forfeiture of her interest in a handgun, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Condon was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 14, 2020. She pled guilty on April 6, 2020.
The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on July 2, 2019, when Condon, being an unlawful user of and addicted to methamphetamine, knowingly possessed a handgun in Eagle Butte.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of its renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and local communities to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.
This case is also part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws. Initiated by the Attorney General in the fall of 2019, Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence; enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes; improves information-sharing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a prohibited individual attempts to purchase a firearm and is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), to include taking appropriate actions when a prospective purchaser is denied by the NICS for mental health reasons; and ensures that federal resources are directed at the criminals posing the greatest threat to our communities. For more information about Project Guardian, please see: https://www.justice.gov/projectguardian.
This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.
Condon was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.