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Christopher Dean Boy Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Friday, August 07, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on August 6, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, CHRISTOPHER DEAN BOY, a 39-year-old resident of Browning, appeared for sentencing. BOY was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 19 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 6 years

BOY was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine in a public school zone.

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 June 22, 2006, a confidential informant met with BOY for the purpose of purchasing methamphetamine. The meeting took place at the Laundry Mat parking lot in Browning, which is within 1,000 feet of a public school and within the exterior boundaries of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. At that time, BOY possessed, with the intent to distribute, a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. The substance was later tested by the Drug Enforcement Administration Lab and confirmed to contain methamphetamine.

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