- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A 23-year-old man who was arrested after a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper discovered methamphetamine in a duffel bag has been sentenced.

U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange has sentenced Brandon Jeraye Trejo, of Colorado, to two years in prison. Lange also ordered Trejo to forfeit nearly $15,000.

Trejo pleaded guilty in December to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and aiding and abetting.

The charges stem from an incident on November 2014, in which Trejo was a passenger in a vehicle searched by a trooper. Authorities say a duffel bag found in the car had arrest and bond documents for Trejo and plastic bags containing methamphetamine. Nearly $15,000 was found in another passenger’s purse and a package of diapers.

Trejo is under the custody of the Marshals Service.



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