For Immediate Release
Rapid City Woman Sentenced for Drug Trafficking
RAPID CITY - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken has sentenced a Rapid City, South Dakota, woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. The sentencing took place on December 12, 2022.
Stevie Williams, 39, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Williams was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury in March of 2021. She pleaded guilty on August 19, 2022.
During the conspiracy, methamphetamine was trafficked into South Dakota from Arizona and Mexico through arrangements made with Williams and others in the conspiracy. Williams was responsible for sending large amounts of money through the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, and other mail carriers for the methamphetamine that was received. The methamphetamine was then dispersed to others for use and further distribution. Others charged in the conspiracy are awaiting sentencing or trial.
This case was investigated by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team (UNET), Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 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. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gina S. Nelson prosecuted the case.
Williams was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.