Sioux Falls woman sentenced for distributing thousands of Fentanyl pills

February 15, 2024

SIOUX FALLS – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier has sentenced a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

The sentencing took place on February 5, 2024.

Twenty nine year-old Tayler Alyssa Hanssen was sentenced to five years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

Hanssen was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute at least 400 grams of Fentanyl by a federal grand jury in December of 2022. She pleaded guilty on October 30, 2023.

Hanssen obtained pills that contained fentanyl from co-conspirators and then distributed the pills to others in the Sioux Falls area. She was personally involved in the distribution of more than 6,000 pills containing fentanyl.