Local woman sentenced to 20 years in meth trafficking conspiracy

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Rapid City woman has been sentenced by a federal judge to two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

34-year-old Sara Skinner was sentenced on June 4 to 20 years plus five years supervised release.

In the latter-half of 2019, other conspirators trafficked meth to South Dakota from Nevada, which Skinner then allegedly distributed.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime

This case was investigated by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team (UNET), Drug Enforcement Agency, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

UNET is comprised of law enforcement from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Police Department, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the South Dakota National Guard.

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