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Marvin Lawson Eubanks Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on May 18, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, MARVIN LAWSON EUBANKS, a 51-year-old resident of Browning, appeared for sentencing. EUBANKS was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 46 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 8 years

EUBANKS was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that EUBANKS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, EUBANKS 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 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.



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