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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Friday, March 14, 2014

Billings And Hardin Meth Case Draws Prison Term

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on March 5, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters, TIMOTHY M. FAHRENBRUCK, 53, of Billings, was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 30 months

Special Assessment: $ 100

Restitution: N/A

Supervised Release: 5 years

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan McCarthy advised the Court that in September of 2011, DEA agents began an investigation into the sale of methamphetamine in the Hardin, Montana area by an individual with the initials L.S. Agents utilized a wiretap to intercept L.S.'s phone calls. During the course of the investigation, agents learned that L.S. was being supplied by the defendant, Timothy Fahrenbruck. DEA agents then utilized a court-authorized wiretap to intercept Fahrenbruck's phone calls.

In November of 2011, agents executed a search warrant at Fahrenbruck's residence in Billings and recovered one ounce of methamphetamine. Fahrenbruck then provided a statement to law enforcement agents.

Fahrenbruck distributed methamphetamine in the Billings and Hardin areas from 2002 until November of 2011. In 2002, Fahrenbruck first began receiving ounce quantities of methamphetamine every two to three weeks from his main source of supply. However, beginning in 2004 and ending in late 2011, Fahrenbruck received approximately one pound of methamphetamine every month from his main source of supply as well as methamphetamine from other sources of supply. Fahrenbruck then re-distributed the methamphetamine to other individuals.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of other federal, state and local authorities.

Updated January 14, 2015