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Jeffrey Peet Frazier Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Friday, June 08, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on June 8, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, JEFFREY PEET FRAZIER, a 34-year-old resident of Bozeman, appeared for sentencing. FRAZIER was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 48 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 1 year

FRAZIER was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to use of a communication facility in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime .

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:

Officers from the Missouri River Drug Task Force in Bozeman had been investigating the distribution of methamphetamine in the Bozeman area by persons affiliated with FRAZIER since 2009.

On December 21, 2010, based on other information received during that investigation, the officers arranged for a confidential informant to buy approximately two grams of methamphetamine from "John Doe." The informant met with "John Doe" and FRAZIER, and FRAZIER actually provided the methamphetamine to the informant. FRAZIER used his cell phone to help arrange the drug deal. The methamphetamine that FRAZIER sold the informant was tested by the DEA lab and found to contain 0.69 grams of actual methamphetamine.

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



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