California Man Sentenced for Meth Trafficking

SACRAMENTO, CA – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Lancaster, California, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on November 23, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Bryan Howard a/k/a “Chase Profit,” age 32, was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Howard was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 12, 2019.  He pled guilty on February 10, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from incidents between May 1, 2015, and October 31, 2015, when Howard knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 1.5 kilograms or more of methamphetamine in South Dakota.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

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