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

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Jason Washington Sentenced In U.S. District Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on May 1, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, JASON WASHINGTON, a 29-year-old resident of Missoula, was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 24 months

Special Assessment: $200

Forfeiture: $232,890.58

Supervised Release: 4 years

WASHINGTON was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara J. Elliott prosecuted the case for the United States.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that he will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, he does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Missoula High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force.

Updated January 14, 2015