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Washington Man Pleads Guilty in Missoula to Drug and Prostitution Crimes

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

MISSOULA – Yusuf Reeves, 47, of Spokane Valley, Washington, pleaded guilty today in Missoula federal court to drug and racketeering-related charges.  He faces a mandatory prison sentence of five to forty years, up to five million dollars in fines, and at least four years supervised release for the drug crime.  For the racketeering crime involving prostitution, he faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.  U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Jeremiah Lynch presided over the change of plea and set sentencing for September 17, 2015 in Missoula.  Reeves was detained pending sentencing.

Yusuf pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine and heroin as well as one count of interstate travel in aid of racketeering.  In an Offer of Proof filed with the Court, federal prosecutor Cyndee Peterson stated that Reeves received methamphetamine and heroin from sources in Washington state and elsewhere.  With several others, Reeves conspired to bring heroin and methamphetamine to Missoula County for distribution, and did so over a ten-month period in 2014.  During the summer of 2014, Reeves also travelled from Spokane, Washington, to Missoula, Montana, with five others to promote prostitution in violation of Montana law.  They rented hotel rooms, or directed others to rent rooms, in Missoula to facilitate those crimes.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee Peterson and investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Montana Violent Crime Task Force, Missoula Street Crimes Unit, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated May 31, 2015