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Mission Man Sentenced For Possession With Intent To Distribute 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 convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on December 15, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jesse James Beauvais, age 43, was sentenced to 2 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Beauvais was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 10, 2014.  He pled guilty on September 22, 2014.
The conviction stems from an incident that occurred between January 5, 2013, and January 11, 2013, when two search warrants were obtained for Beauvais’ residence.  Over a kilo of marijuana, $8,447.00 in cash, four firearms, two bullet proof vests, and other drug-related items were seized from the residence. 

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Save Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

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

Updated June 22, 2015