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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 18, 2014

Billings Woman Sentenced To Prison For Drug Violations

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula on April 16, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, KIMBERLY ANN DAHL, 33, of Billings, was sentenced to a term of 66 months' imprisonment and 5 years supervised release.

Dahl was sentenced in connection with her January 2014, guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Suek, the government stated that on August 20, 2013, agents with the Billings drug task force were contacted by Montana State probation and parole regarding the defendant. Probation officers were at the defendant's home when, during a probation search, they located 24 individually packaged bags of methamphetamine (660.7 grams of actual meth) under the defendant's bed in her bedroom. The defendant was arrested on a probation violation.

On August 21, 2013, agents with the Billings drug task force went to the jail to interview the defendant. She provided a statement about how she acquired the methamphetamine under

She identified and explained how she met the individual that arranged for the methamphetamine, found under her bed, to be driven from California to Billings for resale. The defendant stored the methamphetamine under her bed - she agreed to do so until it was sold. The defendant would provide an ounce of methamphetamine at a time to the seller. In addition, on a couple of occasions, the defendant found customers for the methamphetamine and arranged the sales.

The term pure methamphetamine refers to the purity contained in the transacted amount which is usually "cut" with inert ingredients that make the actual product less pure but more profitable as drugs are generally sold based on quantity not quality.

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