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Billings man sentenced to eight years for meth trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana


BILLINGS—Billings resident Christopher Robert Hamilton, who admitted to trafficking methamphetamine in the community, was sentenced today to eight years in prison and five years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme.

Hamilton, 39, pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and to possession with intent to distribute meth.

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided.

For about two months beginning in December 2017, Hamilton sold multi-gram quantities of meth on several occasions to an undercover agent as part of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigations, the prosecution said in court records.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Godfrey prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.

The case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.





Clair Johnson Howard
Public Information Officer

Updated July 19, 2019

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