United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sparks, Nevada, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.
Dawn Eagle Feather Floyd, age 42, was indicted on August 11, 2020. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 9, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is a mandatory minimum 5 years, up to 40 years in prison and/or a $5,000,000 fine, at least 4 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each Count. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that beginning at a time unknown but no later than on or about January 1, 2019, and continuing to on or about January 1, 2020, Floyd, did knowingly and intentionally, combine, conspire, confederate, and agree with persons known and unknown, to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.
The charge is merely an accusation and Floyd is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.
Floyd was released pending trial. A trial date has not been set.