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

Monday, November 11, 2013

Jerri Rowher Mccubbins Sentenced In U.S. District Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Butte, on November 8, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JERRI ROWHER McCUBBINS, a 63-year-old resident of Butte, was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 48 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 5 years

McCUBBINS was sentenced in connection with her guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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

From approximately March 2012 until approximately July 2012, McCUBBINS and others possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine in Butte and other places in Montana. The methamphetamine came from Las Vegas for distribution in the Butte area.

During the time frame alleged in the indictment, McCUBBINS received 8 to 10 ounces of methamphetamine from her co-conspirators for further distribution in the Butte area.

McCUBBINS admitted to this conduct when interviewed by law enforcement.

This information was confirmed through the interview of other witnesses. Money Gram records also confirmed McCUBBINS' admissions.

A laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of methamphetamine that was confiscated by law enforcement during their investigation.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that McCUBBINS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, McCUBBINS 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 a cooperative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigations, the Butte-Silverbow Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration Lab.

Updated January 14, 2015