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North Dakota Man Sentenced on Drug Charge

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Bottineau, North Dakota, man convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on July 30, 2021, by Judge Karen E. Schreier, U.S. District Court.

Jeffrey Walters, age 62, was sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison, followed by three years supervised release, and was ordered to pay $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Walters was indicted for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled substance by a federal grand jury on July 23, 2020.  He pleaded guilty on April 9, 2021.

The conviction stems from Walters possessing, with intent to distribute, 1,288 grams of methamphetamine, 80 grams of cocaine, and 14 grams of marijuana near Buffalo, South Dakota, which was found after Walters came into contact with a Harding County Sheriff’s Deputy in March 2020.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Harding County Sheriff’s Office, and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

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



Updated August 6, 2021

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