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Henry Anthony Combs Sentenced In U.S. District Court

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

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on September 18, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, HENRY ANTHONY COMBS, a 56-year-old resident of Humboldt County, California, was sentenced to a term of:

  • Probation: 5 years, with 6 months home arrest and electronic monitoring
  • Special Assessment: $100

COMBS was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana.

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

From the summer of 2008, until the summer of 2010, Joseph Chartraw organized and profited from a marijuana distribution network across Montana. Chartraw had numerous distributors and drug couriers in Montana. Chartraw's sources of supply were identified by law enforcement as being in California. Chartraw used his cellular telephone to communicate with everyone in his distribution organization - including some of his sources of supply in California.

Chartraw's original connection to a group of marijuana growers and distributors in California was Kirk Felhaber. Felhaber would bring together multiple growers at his home whenever Chartraw or one of his couriers would be arriving in California. Felhaber would have several individuals bring their marijuana to his home for redistribution to Chartraw or one of his couriers. COMBS was one of the sources of supply for Chartraw through Felhaber from the summer of 2008 until approximately the spring of 2009. COMBS knew he was supplying marijuana for resale to Felhaber and received money for each of the transactions. Felhaber was the primary contact for the group and Chartraw until Felhaber and Chartraw had a falling out over a vehicle title.

The evidence would show that COMBS provided at least more than 2.5 kilograms of marijuana but less than 5 kilograms of marijuana to Felhaber for redistribution to Chartraw during the course of his involvement in the conspiracy.

Chartraw and Felhaber pled guilty to federal charges.

The investigation was conducted by the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.

Updated January 14, 2015