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Informational: Federal Court arraignments

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

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the following persons were arraigned or appeared this week before U.S. Magistrate judges on indictments handed down by the Grand Jury or on criminal complaints. The charging documents are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on July 31 was:

Pete Isaac Smith Jr., III, 36, of Cut Bank, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Smith faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and three years of supervised release. He was detained pending further proceedings. The case was investigated by the FBI, Glacier County Sheriff’s Office and Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services. Pacer case reference. 19-50.

If this case is of interest to your media organization and the community it serves, we encourage you to monitor its the progress regularly through the U.S. District Court calendar and the PACER system.

To establish a PACER account, which will allow you to review documents filed in the case, please go to, To access the district court’s calendar, please go to




Clair Johnson Howard
Public Information Officer

Updated August 2, 2019