Heart Butte man sentenced for distributing methamphetamine to minor
GREAT FALLS—A Heart Butte man who admitted providing a minor with methamphetamine on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation was sentenced today to 33 months in prison and to six years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.
Gary Allen Jimenez, 24, pleaded guilty in July to distribution of a controlled substance to a person under 21 years of age.
U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided.
The prosecution said in court records that in early 2017, FBI agents began investigating allegations that persons on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation were providing meth and other drugs to minors. A juvenile witness told law enforcement that Jimenez had provided her with meth on multiple occasions and that they smoked six or seven ounces together over a period of time. At the time Jimenez gave the juvenile meth, she was between 12 and 14 years of age.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeff Starnes prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services.