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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Drug Offenses Land Texas Man in Prison for 7 Years

MISSOULA – Bryan Tate Dollar, 37 of Haslet, Texas, was sentenced today to 84 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. United States District Judge Dana L. Christensen handed down the sentence.

Beginning in March of 2016 and continuing through December of 2016, Dollar brought methamphetamine from Las Vegas, Nevada and distributed it in the Billings and Missoula areas.  Upon arrest for this activity, members of law enforcement recovered more than 250 grams of pure methamphetamine and a firearm from Dollar.  Dollar pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in November of last year. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara Elliott and investigated by FBI’s Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force. 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is partnering with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement to identify those responsible for significant violent crime in Montana.  A centerpiece of this effort is Project Safe Neighborhoods, a recently reinvigorated Department of Justice program that has proven to be successful in reducing violent crime.  Today’s sentencing is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods program.

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KERI LEGGETT Acting Public Information Officer (406) 761-7715
Updated February 15, 2018