U.S. Attorney’s Office
February 04, 2013
District of South Dakota
Eagle Butte Man Charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
Jason Garreau, age 26, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 16, 2013. Garreau appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 25, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years of imprisonment, $1,000,000 fine, or both; a mandatory period of supervised release of at least three years up to life; and an additional two years of supervised release upon revocation. Restitution and a $100 special assessment may also be ordered. The charges are merely accusations, and Garreau is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case. Garreau was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not yet been set.