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Ohio Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing a Firearm and Methamphetamine

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Van Wert, Ohio, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on March 1, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Donald E. Lewis, age 52, was sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

          Lewis was charged on September 15, 2015, and pleaded guilty on November 20, 2015.

          The conviction stems from Lewis, a previously convicted felon, knowingly possessing a Colt, .45 caliber pistol and methamphetamine while driving near the Fort Meade Recreational Area.

          This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson prosecuted the case.

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

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Updated March 16, 2016