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

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Kyle Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Kyle, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on June 3, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Raymond Richard Janis, age 33, was sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Janis was charged on February 18, 2015, and pleaded guilty on February 29, 2016.  The conviction stems from Janis being found in possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop near Kyle.

The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Task Force and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson prosecuted the case.      

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 8, 2016