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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hill City Man Sentenced For Possession With Intent To Distribute Marijuana And Possession Of A Stolen Firearm

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Hill City, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Stolen Firearm was sentenced on April 21, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Levi Allen Thompson, age 32, was sentenced to 37 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
         
Thompson was indicted for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Stolen Firearm by a federal grand jury on July 23, 2013.  He pled guilty on December 20, 2013.

On December 13, 2012, a safe containing marijuana and that belonged to the defendant was seized in Pennington County, South Dakota.  Thompson was aware that the safe contained 158 grams of marijuana, and he intended to distribute at least part of that amount.  In addition, between November 2012 and December 2012, Thompson possessed a Ruger .357 revolver that he knew had been stolen.
         
This case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the Rapid City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride prosecuted the case.
         
Thompson was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015