United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Lakewood, Colorado, woman convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance was sentenced on February 25, 2022, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann.
Rigdon, age 33, was sentenced to three years probation with conditions, a $1,000 fine, and a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Rigdon was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on July 24, 2018. She pleaded guilty on December 13, 2021, to a superseding information charging her with Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Rigdon was stopped by law enforcement with two co-defendants while traveling from Colorado to South Dakota in June 2018. Law enforcement located approximately 242 grams of methamphetamine in the locked glove box of the vehicle.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, which is comprised of law enforcement from the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Police Department, South Dakota National Guard, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.