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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 6, 2022

Great Falls man sentenced to more than eight years in prison for meth trafficking

GREAT FALLS — A Great Falls man who admitted to methamphetamine trafficking in the Great Falls area was sentenced today to eight years and eight months in prison to be followed by four years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said.

Louis Jay Remillard, 50, pleaded guilty in September 2021 to possession with intent to distribute meth.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided.

In court documents filed in the case, the government alleged that in June 2020, law enforcement received reports of Remillard being involved in distributing meth in and around Great Falls. In two instances, law enforcement seized a total of more than 97 grams of pure meth from Remillard.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan R. Plaut prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Great Falls Police Department, Cascade County Sheriff’s Office and Montana Highway Patrol.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a U.S. Department of Justice initiative to reduce violent crime. Through PSN, federal, tribal, state and local law enforcement partners in Montana focus on violent crime driven by methamphetamine trafficking, armed robbers, firearms offenses and violent offenders with outstanding warrants.

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Contact: 
Clair J. Howard Public Affairs Officer 406-247-4623
Press Release Number: 
22-006
Updated January 6, 2022