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Misty Wandle Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on March 29, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, MISTY WANDLE, a 24-year-old resident of Butte, appeared for sentencing. WANDLE was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 20 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 3 years

WANDLE was sentenced in connection with her 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:

Beginning in approximately March 2009, and continuing until approximately June 2010, WANDLE conspired to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine throughout Montana.

A separately indicted co-conspirator (CC # 1) would have testified that, between approximately March 2009 and February 2010 s/he and WANDLE received and distributed approximately two pounds of methamphetamine to X.X., Z.Z., and others in the Haugen and Butte areas.

A second separately indicted co-conspirator (CC#2) would have testified that between March 2010 and approximately June 2010, s/he received approximately six ounces of methamphetamine from WANDLE.

On October 19, 2010, when interviewed WANDLE admitted to receiving and/or distributing well over 500 grams of methamphetamine during the course of the conspiracy.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that WANDLE will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, WANDLE 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 Homeland Security Investigations.



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