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Fort Thompson woman gets 87 months for conspiracy to distribute meth

PIERRE—A Fort Thompson woman was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

Brooke Shields was sentenced to 87 months in prison and five years of supervised release by Judge Roberto A. Lange. She was also ordered to pay a special assessment of $100.

Shields, Benjamin "Benji" Big Eagle and Franki Zephier were all indicted on Nov. 14 on federal charges of conspiring to sell a substance containing methamphetamine between Jan. 1, 2017, and November 2018 in Lyman County.

The charge specifically alleged that the three possessed and conspired to distribute more than 500 grams, or about 1.1 pounds of methamphetamine.

Shields was taken into custody soon after the indictment was filed, and she pleaded guilty to the charge on Feb. 19.

Big Eagle and Zephier were both arrested on April 2, Big Eagle in Mitchell and Zephier in Roland, Iowa.

Big Eagle and Zephier are currently scheduled to have a jury trial on Aug. 6.