Federal jury convicts Washington man of meth and fentanyl trafficking in Hill County, Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation
MISSOULA—U.S. Attorney Kurt G. Alme announced that Jennifer Lynn Marshall, of Butte, was sentenced on Wednesday to eight years in prison for conspiracy and firearms convictions in a methamphetamine trafficking case.
Marshall, 43, pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute meth and to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen presided at the hearing and imposed three years in prison for the drug crime and an additional five years in prison for the firearms violation.
An investigation into meth trafficking found that Marshall sold one ounce of pure meth to a confidential informant in May 2016 and later that month left with an informant to drive to California to buy four pounds of meth. However, Marshall was stopped and arrested in Dillon while traveling to California and was found to have $12,000 and a .380 caliber handgun in her possession.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Bartleson prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Missouri River Drug Task Force.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of its renewed focus on targeting violent criminals.
Clair Johnson Howard
Public Information Officer