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William Joseph Voth, Jr. Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on May 17, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, WILLIAM JOSEPH VOTH, JR., a 46-year-old resident of Bozeman, appeared for sentencing. VOTH was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 87 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 8 years

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

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

The Missouri River Drug Task Force has been investigating VOTH's drug dealing since approximately July 2009. During that investigation, law enforcement officers interviewed almost 15 people, all of whom either sold methamphetamine to VOTH or bought methamphetamine from VOTH, or both. One individual who was interviewed - who was from Butte and has already pleaded guilty to federal drug charges and been sentenced - said that he supplied VOTH with about 196 grams of methamphetamine from March to August, 2009. Several other people stated that VOTH supplied them with user quantities of methamphetamine during that same period and that they thought VOTH's source of supply was from Butte.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that VOTH will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, VOTH 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 Missouri River Drug Task Force.



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