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Kristi Mae Little Wolf Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on May 11, 2011, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, KRISTI MAE LITTLE WOLF, a 35-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. LITTLE WOLF was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 12 months plus 1 day

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 3 years

LITTLE WOLF was sentenced in connection with her guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lori H. Suek and Jessica T. Fehr, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

LITTLE WOLF was involved in drug trafficking with George Morris, the leader of a drug organization that distributed methamphetamine on the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservations for a number of years. The investigation culminated in the seizure of money and meth on December 20, 2009.

During an interview with law enforcement, LITTLE WOLF stated she met Morris in approximately May of 2008 through a friend. In August of 2008, LITTLE WOLF started obtaining methamphetamine from Morris. LITTLE WOLF estimated she obtained approximately a "teener" of methamphetamine a week from August 2008 until January 2009. The most methamphetamine ever obtained by LITTLE WOLF from Morris was an "eight ball."

LITTLE WOLF stopped using methamphetamine in January 2009 when she became pregnant. In January 2009, LITTLE WOLF started picking up methamphetamine from Morris for distribution. LITTLE WOLF said she obtained quarter ounce quantities of methamphetamine every couple of months to every three months. She estimated from January 2009 to December 2009, she purchased quarter ounce quantities of methamphetamine on three occasions. LITTLE WOLF told law enforcement she paid $500 for a quarter ounce of methamphetamine. She always obtained methamphetamine from Morris at his home. LITTLE WOLF identified at least six individuals to whom she distributed methamphetamine. She also admitted she had offered at one point to set Morris up with another distributor when his supply of methamphetamine was low.

Morris pled guilty to federal charges and has been sentenced.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that LITTLE WOLF will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, LITTLE WOLF 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 a cooperative effort between the City-County Special Investigation Unit in Billings, the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.



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