Sioux Falls Woman Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 03, 2013|
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring with others to distribute methamphetamine in South Dakota and elsewhere from August 2009 to February 2013.
Shawna Provincial, age 38, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 20, 2013, for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 15, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The penalty upon conviction is a minimum of five up to 40 years’ imprisonment and/or a $5,000,000 fine.
The charge is merely an accusation, and Provincial is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Rapid City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride is prosecuting the case.
Provincial was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has been set for May 28, 2013.