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Mary Glenn Terry Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on February 12, 2009, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, MARY GLENN TERRY, a 25-year-old resident of Richmond, Virginia, appeared for sentencing. TERRY was sentenced to a term of:

  • Probation: 5 years
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Forfeiture: house
  • Community Service: 200 hours

TERRY was sentenced in connection with her guilty plea to conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.

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

Beginning in April of 2007 and continuing through August of 2007, TERRY and other individuals grew marijuana in Missoula County.

On August 22, 2007, law enforcement executed a search warrant at the TERRY residence in Missoula County where TERRY and her brother-in-law lived. Law enforcement located 83 plants within their house. TERRY'S husband ran the marijuana grow operation while in custody in Washington State while TERRY and her brother-in-law followed instructions on the day-to-day operation of the marijuana grow. TERRY ran the marijuana grow and sales operation. This arrangement was confirmed through recorded phone calls from her husband's place of incarceration.

Specifically, TERRY was instructed to purchase uniform nursery pots that were six inches across and very deep. Also, a construction crew saw TERRY smoking marijuana in her house during the fall of 2006 with her brother-in-law.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that TERRY will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, TERRY does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette L. Stewart prosecuted the case for the United States.

The investigation was conducted by a cooperative effort between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Missoula High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force.



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