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Eva Marie Red Head Green Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on July 21, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, EVA MARIE RED HEAD GREEN, a 62-year-old resident of Browning, appeared for sentencing. RED HEAD GREEN was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 12 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 6 years

RED HEAD GREEN was sentenced in connection with her guilty plea to distribution of methadone in a public housing facility.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On both November 1, 2006, and March 23, 2007, a confidential informant of the Blackfeet Safe Trails Task Force (BSTTF) purchased methadone pills from RED HEAD GREEN. The sales took place within 1,000 feet of a Housing and Urban Development community in Browning, which is within the exterior boundaries of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. An analysis of the pills confirmed they were methadone.

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

The investigation was conducted by the Blackfeet Safe Trails Task Force.

 

 

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