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Tammy Lynn Cadotte Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls on March 31, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, TAMMY LYNN CADOTTE, a 43-year-old resident of Browning, pled guilty to misprision of a felony. Sentencing has been set for July 26, 2010. She is currently released on special conditions.

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 March 23, and March 25, 2009, a confidential informant ("CI") of the Blackfeet Safe Trails Drug Task Force ("Task Force") performed controlled purchases of methamphetamine (approximately 2 grams each time) from CADOTTE's husband, Wilbur Cadotte. The purchases occurred at the CADOTTES' residence located in Seville, which is on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. The residence is a public housing facility and is located within 1,000 feet of other public housing units. When the CI arrived at CADOTTE's residence, CADOTTE's husband gave the CI approximately 2 grams of methamphetamine on each occasion in exchange for a total of $300 cash. CADOTTE was present when these purchases took place. CADOTTE did not report these crimes to law enforcement or to anyone in authority, but instead concealed these crimes.

CADOTTE faces possible penalties of 3 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 1 year supervised release.

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

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



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