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Marvin Lawson Eubanks Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on February 11, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, MARVIN LAWSON EUBANKS, a 51-year-old resident of Browning, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Sentencing is set for May 18, 2009. He is currently detained.

In an Offer of Proof filed by the United States, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On April 30, 2008, after his name came up during an investigation of another individual who had pled guilty to distributing meth, EUBANKS went to the FBI office in Browning for an interview. The individual had indicated that EUBANKS was her supplier for meth.

EUBANKS admitted during the interview that he had supplied the individual with meth to sell. EUBANKS also stated that he had supplied several other individuals around Browning with meth to use and sell between 2006 and April 2008. EUBANKS explained that he and another individual obtained over 50 grams of meth from Washington to sell in Browning. EUBANKS stated that when he got back to Browning with the meth, he would break the meth into gram baggies to sell.

EUBANKS faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and could be sentenced to life, a $4,000,000 fine and 8 years supervised release.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll prosecuted the case for the United States.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Browning and the Blackfeet Safe Trails Task Force.

A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.



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