Rapid City woman faces potential life sentence after pleading guilty to drug charge

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Published: Jun. 25, 2018 at 7:03 PM MDT
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A Rapid City woman is facing up to life in prison after pleading guilty to a drug charge Monday morning in federal court.

Linda Pastian pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Pastian was arrested at her home on North Spruce Street in March of last year.

At the time, the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team said a search of the residence turned up nearly a pound and a half of methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia, marijuana, cocaine and about $70,000 in cash.

Pastian faces a minimum of ten years in prison when she's sentenced with the possibility of life behind bars and up to a $10 million fine.

State charges against Pastian have been dismissed.

Another defendant on that federal indictment, Rudolph Engel, is still making his way through the courts.

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