Tammy Lynn Cadotte Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on August 27, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, TAMMY LYNN CADOTTE, a 43-year-old resident of Browning, appeared for sentencing. CADOTTE was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 20 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Supervised Release: 1 year
CADOTTE was sentenced in connection with her guilty plea to misprision of a felony.
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.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that CADOTTE will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, CADOTTE 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 Drug Task Force.