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District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fort Peck Reservation meth trafficker sentenced to prison

GREAT FALLS—A Wolf Point woman convicted of trafficking methamphetamine on the Fort Peck Reservation was sentenced on Wednesday to 41 months in prison and four years supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt G. Alme said.

Taurean Grandchamp, 31, pleaded guilty on Aug. 23 to possession with intent to distribute meth.

U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided at sentencing.

In October 2017 and in January, the Montana Highway Patrol made two traffic stops of vehicles with Arizona license plates on the reservation and near Wolf Point. The driver and passenger were the same in both stops. Drug information from those stops led law enforcement officers to Grandchamp, who admitted to distributing meth on the reservation. She told law enforcement that she was provided with one pound of meth for distribution in 2017. Other individuals also described Grandchamp selling meth with the driver and passenger of the vehicles that were stopped by the MHP.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Dake prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI and the Fort Peck Department of Law and Justice.

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.

 

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Clair Johnson Howard Public Information Officer 406-247-4623
Updated November 29, 2018