Watertown woman sentenced to federal prison time for dealing fentanyl

November 10, 2023

SIOUX FALLS – U.S. Attorney Alison Ramsdell announced today that a Watertown woman convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance has been sentenced.

Twenty nine year-old Taylor Hoff was sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

Hoff was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury in April of 2023. She pleaded guilty on July 31, 2023.

During her involvement in the conspiracy, Hoff obtained pills containing fentanyl from a co-conspirator and re-sold the pills to drug customers in northeastern South Dakota, including on the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate reservation.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Watertown Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Hodges prosecuted the case.

Hoff was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.