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Promise Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Promise, South Dakota man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on July 24, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Emmett Delaine Traversie, age 21, was sentenced to 57 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, a fine of $1,000, and a mandatory special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Traversie was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 12, 2016, for Distribution of a Controlled Substance. A Superseding Indictment was returned on March 15, 2017, charging Traversie with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. He pled guilty on May 2, 2017.

Between June 1, 2015 and March 15, 2017, Traversie knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in South Dakota. Traversie admitted he received distributable quantities of methamphetamine and distributed some of the methamphetamine in South

Dakota. The individuals who provided Traversie with methamphetamine knew that he intended to engage in further distribution. Traversie admitted that more than 350 grams of methamphetamine was distributed during the course of the conspiracy.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Narcotics Division and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

Traversie was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.