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Helena Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

HELENA—John Shannon Finley, Jr., 24, of Helena, Montana, was sentenced to 121 months in prison, 10 years supervised release, and a $100 surcharge by Senior United States District Court Judge Charles C. Lovell on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Finley, Jr. was arrested after making several trips to Washington state to obtain methamphetamine.  The court found Finley, Jr. was responsible to possessing with intent to distribute between 4,000-12,000 individual doses of methamphetamine.

The charge against Finley, Jr. is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney Tom Bartleson prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.


Acting Public Information Officer
(406) 761-7715

Updated April 17, 2018

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