Mission Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine


Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Mission, South Dakota, woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on August 2, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Renae Jo Pacheco, a/k/a Renae Jo Hopkins, age 52, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervise release, $1,000 fine, and $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Pacheco was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on August 11, 2020.  She pled guilty on May 10, 2021.

Between 2015 and 2020, Pacheco was involved in a conspiracy with several family members and others to distribute between 500 and 1500 grams of methamphetamine on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in central South Dakota.

This case was investigated by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan Dilges prosecuted the case.

Pacheco was ordered to self-surrender on August 9, 20201, to the U.S. Marshals Service.

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