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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christie Ann Medicine Tail Pleads Guilty In U.S. Federal Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on December 28, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, CHRISTIE ANN MEDICINE TAIL, a 35-year-old resident of Lodge Grass, pled guilty to distribution methamphetamine. Sentencing has been set for March 28, 2013. She is currently released on special conditions.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia Hurd, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

Law enforcement had information that defendant CHRISTIE MEDICINE TAIL was selling methamphetamine as part of a bigger drug operation in Big Horn County and on the reservations. On August 19, 2011, MEDICINE TAIL sold a confidential informant methamphetamine for $200 while at MEDICINE TAIL's residence in Big Horn County.

At trial, the United States would present the testimony of cooperating witnesses and agents, as well as narcotics and lab personnel to identify those narcotics.

MEDICINE TAIL faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $2,000,000 fine and at least 4 years supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.

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