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Information: Federal Court Initial Appearances

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

The United States Attorney’s Office today announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, Montana on March 9, 2015, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lynch, the following individuals appeared:

  • YUSUF DESHAWN REEVES, a 47-year-old resident of Spokane, Washington, made an initial appearance on a complaint alleging conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  He is currently detained.  If formally charged with this offense by indictment, REEVES, faces 40 years in prison, $5,000,000 in fines and 4 years supervised released.  The investigation is being conducted by the Montana Violent Crime Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Missoula Street Crimes Unit, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  PACER Case Reference:  15-17

A complaint is merely a written statement of the essential facts constituting the offense(s) charged.  It is not proof of guilt and all persons indicted are presumed to be innocent of any crime until proof of guilt is established by trial or guilty plea.

If any of the above cases are of interest to your media organization and the community it serves, we encourage you to monitor the progress of the case regularly through the U.S. District Court calendar and the PACER system so that you stay current and not miss any important developments in the case.

To establish a PACER account, which will allow you to review documents filed in the case, please go to, To access the district court’s calendar, please go to

Updated March 10, 2015