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Gregory Scott Henry Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Friday, August 26, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on August 22, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, GREGORY SCOTT HENRY, age 34, appeared for sentencing. HENRY was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 86 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 3 years

HENRY was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to distribution of methamphetamine.

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

Officers of the Tri-Agency Safe Trails Task Force in Havre conducted three controlled purchases of methamphetamine from HENRY with the assistance of a confidential informant.

On January 7, 2010, the confidential informant purchased 1.3 grams of methamphetamine from HENRY.

On January 12, 2010, the confidential informant purchased 3.1 grams of methamphetamine from HENRY.

On February 2, 2010, the confidential informant purchased 3.2 grams of methamphetamine from HENRY. Task Force Officers conducted surveillance during these controlled purchases.

The methamphetamine purchased from HENRY was subsequently submitted to a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) laboratory for testing. The substances purchased from HENRY tested positive for methamphetamine.

After Task Force Officers conducted the controlled purchases from HENRY, they approached HENRY for an interview in late February 2010. During this interview, HENRY admitted that he began purchasing methamphetamine from a co-conspirator in late 2009. HENRY admitted that he purchased three ounces of methamphetamine from this co-conspirator over a period of months. He distributed 1.5 ounces of this methamphetamine to other individuals, saving the rest for personal use.

When HENRY was interviewed again in July 2010, he admitted to receiving and distributing more methamphetamine than he had previously disclosed. HENRY admitted to actually receiving five ounces of methamphetamine from a co-conspirator and distributing four ounces out of that amount, saving one ounce for personal use.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that HENRY will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, HENRY 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 Tri-Agency Safe Trails Task Force.



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