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Dale Wayne Pribble Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Monday, April 26, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on April 22, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, DALE WAYNE PRIBBLE, a 30-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared for sentencing. PRIBBLE was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 63 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 4 years

PRIBBLE was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

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

On four separate occasions between March of 2009, and May of 2009, PRIBBLE sold methamphetamine to a controlled source.

On May 14, 2009, PRIBBLE was also in possession of an additional quantity of methamphetamine. All together, PRIBBLE was responsible for conspiring to distribute more than 5 grams of actual methamphetamine, but less than 20 grams.

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



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