JASON KEAHI ANTHONY SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Helena, on September 20, 2012, before Senior U.S. District Judge Charles C. Lovell, JASON KEAHI ANTHONY, a 33-year-old resident of Helena, appeared for sentencing. ANTHONY was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 150 months
Special Assessment: $100
Supervised Release: 4 years
ANTHONY was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette L. Stewart, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
During 2010 and 2011, ANTHONY, possessed with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine in the Helena area.
During this time, ANTHONY traveled to Portland, Oregon, as well as Yakima, Washington, to obtain methamphetamine. The methamphetamine was then sold by ANTHONY, as well as others. On the Yakima trip, ANTHONY received 1/2 pound of methamphetamine and brought it to Helena.
During the investigation, ANTHONY sold two 8-balls of methamphetamine and one gram of methamphetamine to law enforcement.
The DEA laboratory tested the items purchased from ANTHONY and they all were substances containing methamphetamine.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that ANTHONY will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, ANTHONY 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Montana Department of Criminal Investigation, and the Missouri River Drug Task Force.