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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Newman Lake Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Distributing Methamphetamine

Spokane – Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Henry Patrick Bevans, III, age 30, of Newman Lake, Washington, was sentenced today for distributing 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine. Senior United States District Court Judge Fred Van Sickle sentenced Bevans to a 10-year term of imprisonment and a 10-year term of court supervision following release from Federal prison. The Court also ordered Bevans to pay $8,000 in restitution to the United States.

According to information disclosed during court proceedings, on July 16, 2013 and July 18, 2013, Bevans distributed 109 and 119 grams of pure methamphetamine to another individual in a hotel room in Spokane, Washington. Bevans was charged with two counts of distributing 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine and he pled guilty to those crimes on December 18, 2013.

Michael C. Ormsby said, "I commend the officers of the Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff's Office, Spokane Regional Drug Task Force, Spokane Violent Crimes and Gang Enforcement Team, and United States Drug Enforcement Administration for their efforts in investigating this methamphetamine case. Their strong working partnership is reflected by the successful prosecution of this case. Federal and local law enforcement officers in the Eastern District of Washington continue to work together to root out the scourge of drug trafficking in this District. With their assistance, the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington is committed to prosecuting aggressively and seeking appropriate punishment for traffickers distributing controlled substances in our communities."

This case was investigated by the Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff's Office, Spokane Regional Drug Task Force, Spokane Violent Crimes and Gang Enforcement Team, and United States Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by George J.C. Jacobs, III, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

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Updated January 29, 2015