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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of South Dakota
Alison J. Ramsdell, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Mission Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance

PIERRE, S.D. — U.S. Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced a Mission, South Dakota, woman convicted of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. The sentencing took place August 8.

Anne Cordier, 41, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Cordier was indicted by a federal grand jury in July 2022. She pleaded guilty on April 13.

Beginning in January 2022, Cordier conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in South Dakota. Cordier received pound quantities of methamphetamine from a source in California and re-distributed it on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. Methamphetamine is a Schedule II controlled substance.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, FBI, Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Cordier was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals.


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