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Jonathan Janetski Sentenced in U.S. District Court

Monday, May 21, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on May 21, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, JONATHAN JANETSKI, a 36-year-old resident of Whitefish, appeared for sentencing. JANETSKI was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 12 months and 1 day
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 3 years

JANETSKI was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to maintaining drug-involved premises.

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:

In September 2010, and continuing through March 14, 2011, JANETSKI and others started and continued a marijuana grow operation at 115 E. Reserve Drive in Kalispell.

JANETSKI owned the location and assisted in transforming the building into a large marijuana plant growing facility. During the above referenced time period, JANETSKI allowed two co-conspirators to reside at the premises. The co-conspirators helped grow hundreds of marijuana plants.

On March 14, 2011, a search warrant was executed at this location and approximately 718 marijuana plants were recovered by members of law enforcement.

JANETSKI admitted to law enforcement the facts as stated above.

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



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