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

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Franklin Troy Caplette Pleads Guilty In U.S. Federal Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on February 19, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, FRANKLIN TROY CAPLETTE, a 28-year-old resident of Havre, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Sentencing has been set for June 10, 2013. He is currently detained.

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

CAPLETTE had been known throughout the Rocky Boy's and Havre communities to be a source of methamphetamine for the past several years. Law enforcement began their investigation into CAPLETTE in 2010.

Several witnesses would have testified that they purchased methamphetamine numerous times from CAPLETTE between 2010 and August 2012.

CAPLETTE faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $2,000,000 fine, and 4 years supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Havre Police Department.

Updated January 14, 2015