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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Baton Rouge Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Oxycodone Distribution

BILLINGS – Nishen Ramon Palmer, a 36-year-old resident of Baton Rouge, was sentenced today to 27 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone last August.  U.S. District Judge Susan Watters handed down the sentence. 

In late 2015, Palmer sold over 550 oxycodone pills to undercover agents for $20,000 in four separate transactions.   The transactions occurred in Billings, Denver, and Houston.  Palmer would stop in Billings on his way to or from California and Louisiana.  The investigation ended in Spring 2016 when Palmer was arrested in Louisiana. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette Stewart and investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Tactical Diversion Squad and its task force officers.

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KERI LEGGETT Acting Public Information Officer (406) 761-7715
Updated February 15, 2018