Christie Ann Medicine Tail Sentenced in U.S. District Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on March 1, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, CHRISTIE ANN MEDICINE TAIL, a 35-year-old resident of Lodge Grass, was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 10 months and 6 days (time served)
- Special Assessment: $100.00
- Supervised Release: 4 years
MEDICINE TAIL was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to distribution of methamphetamine.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
Law enforcement had information that MEDICINE TAIL was selling methamphetamine as part of a bigger drug operation in Big Horn County and on the reservations.
On August 19, 2011, MEDICINE TAIL sold a confidential informant methamphetamine for $200 while at MEDICINE TAIL's residence in Big Horn County.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that MEDICINE TAIL will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, MEDICINE TAIL 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 Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.