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Eagle Butte Woman Sentenced for Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman convicted of Maintaining a Drug Involved Premises was sentenced on August 31, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Lena Marie Flying By, age 53, was sentenced to 3 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Flying By was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 10, 2020.  She pled guilty to a Superseding Information on June 16, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from Flying By’s conduct between 2015 and 2020, wherein she used her residence near Eagle Butte, South Dakota, for herself and others to use and distribute marijuana.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trials Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron J. Cook prosecuted the case.

Flying By was ordered to self-report to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service no later than September 8, 2020.

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