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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine and Firearm Charges

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 Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on August 1, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. 

Smokey James Jandreau, age 40, was sentenced to 10 months in custody and 3 years of supervised release on each count, to run concurrently, a fine of $1,000, forfeiture of a firearm and ammunition, and a mandatory special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $200.

Jandreau was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 16, 2016.  He pled guilty on May 16, 2017.

On three occasions between July 2, 2016, and July 24, 2016, Jandreau knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.
On July 26, 2016, Jandreau came into contact with law enforcement.  During a search of his residence, officers found a rifle, ammunition, and drug paraphernalia near his bedroom.  Jandreau admitted owning the firearm and smoking methamphetamine.  Being a drug user, Jandreau was prohibited from possessing the firearm.  The firearm was seized by law enforcement and forfeited. 

This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Narcotics Division and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

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

Updated August 4, 2017