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September 18, 2015

Washington Man Sentenced for Bringing Drugs and Prostitution to Missoula Area

MISSOULA—Yusuf Deshawn Reeves, 47, of Spokane Valley, Washington, was sentenced Thursday in Missoula federal court to drug and prostitution-related racketeering charges. In May, Reeves plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin and one count of interstate travel in aid of racketeering. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen Sentenced Reeves to 121 months’ incarceration on the conspiracy to distribute charge and 60 months for the racketeering charge. The sentences will run concurrently. Following his release, Reeves will be subject to five years’ supervised release for the drug charge and three years for the racketeering charge, also to run concurrently.

In an offer of proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee Peterson, the government stated that if the case had proceeded to trial, the government would have demonstrated that between February and November of 2014, Reeves possessed and entered into an agreement with co-conspirators to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and more than 100 grams of heroin. In addition, between June and August of 2014, Reeves traveled in interstate commerce with the intent to promote, manage, establish, carry on or facilitate prostitution. The government was prepared to prove that during this time period, Reeves traveled between Spokane, Washington, and Missoula Montana, transporting drugs and at least four women with the intent to promote prostitution in violation of Montana Law. Reeves is the second of four co-conspirators to be sentenced in this prostitution and drug-running operation.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee Peterson and investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Montana Violent Crime Task Force, Missoula Street Crimes Unit, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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