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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Escape

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Escape was sentenced on January 3, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Tyson Curtis LeCompte, a/k/a Tyson Garreaux, age 22, was sentenced for Distribution of a Controlled Substance, to 15 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and the forfeiture of $1,520.00 in U.S. currency seized by law enforcement. LeCompte was sentenced to 10 months in custody for Escape, the sentence to run concurrently with the Distribution sentence. He was further ordered to pay a special assessment of $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

LeCompte was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 16, 2016, for Distribution of a Controlled Substance. He pled guilty to Distribution of a Controlled Substance on October 4, 2016. LeCompte was also indicted by a federal grand jury on November 9, 2016, for Escape, and pled guilty to that charge on December 20, 2016.

LeCompte admitted to distributing methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, on June 25, 2016, in South Dakota, and that U.S. currency seized by law enforcement on another date was proceeds of a criminal offense.

In the Escape case, LeCompte requested and was granted a one-day furlough to attend a funeral in Eagle Butte on October 19, 2016. LeCompte admitted that he failed to return to the Hughes County Jail in Pierre that evening, as ordered by the Court. LeCompte was arrested in Cherry Creek on the evening of October 20, 2016.

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Narcotics Division and the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

LeCompte was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated March 2, 2017

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