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Fort Thompson woman pleads not guilty to distributing meth

A Fort Thompson woman recently indicted on charges of distributing at least 500 grams of methamphetamine pleaded not guilty on Nov. 29.

The charge asserts that Brooke Shields, 32, knowingly and intentionally distributed and possessed with the intent to distribute the methamphetamine between Jan. 1, 2017, and Nov. 14, when she was indicted, according to United States Attorney Ron Parsons.

If convicted, Shields faces a minimum of 10 years in a federal prison and could also face a $20,000,000 fine, at least five years of supervised release and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, as well as possible restitution.

A trial date has not yet been set in Shields' case, and she has been remanded to the U.S. Marshals Service's custody pending trial.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Cook is prosecuting the case, which is being investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.

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