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District of South Dakota

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Mission Man Sentenced to 126 Months for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on April 18, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jason Willard Menard, age 31, was sentenced to 126 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Menard was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 19, 2015.  He pled guilty on February 1, 2016, to distributing 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. 

Beginning in at least November of 2013, Menard received and distributed methamphetamine in South Dakota.  The individuals who provided Menard with large amounts of methamphetamine knew he intended to engage in further distribution.  Menard was a leader in his distribution network and he had numerous other dealers working for him.  It was reasonably foreseeable to Menard that more than 500 grams of methamphetamine would be distributed during the course of his conspiracy.   

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ted L. McBride and SaraBeth Donovan prosecuted the case.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 23, 2016