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Mission Man Charged With Possession With Intent To Distibute A Controlled Substance

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
Jesse James Beauvais, age 42, was indicted on June 10, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Mark A. Moreno on June 17, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 2 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that at various times between January 5 and 11,  2013, Beauvais possessed marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance, with the intent to distribute.
The charge is merely an accusation, and Beauvais is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.
Beauvais was released to a third party custodian pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015