FBI Salt Lake City
Press Office
November 19, 2020

Two Montana Men Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Salt Lake City Division, Missoula Resident Agency, and the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Montana, today announced the arrests of Leon Paul Kavis, Jr., age 36, and Dylan Roy Mace, age 28, both of Missoula, pursuant to federal complaints. Kavis was charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Mace was charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.

Kavis and Mace were arrested on November 18, 2020, in Missoula, Montana, without incident.

According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, investigators received information alleging that Kavis and Mace were distributing large amounts of methamphetamine in the Missoula area.

Both men had their initial appearances today in U.S. District Court in Missoula.

This investigation was conducted by the FBI Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force (MRVCTF), with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Missoula High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force. The FBI MRVCTF consists of agents from the FBI and investigators with the Missoula Police Department, Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, the Kalispell Police Department, Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and Montana Probation and Parole.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. An individual charged by criminal complaint is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at later criminal proceedings.

PACER case reference: 20-43 and 20-48.