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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 14, 2014

Joseph Thomas Obresley Sentenced For Drug Violations

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on February 12, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, Joseph Thomas Obresley, was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release. Obresley was sentenced in connection with his October 8, 2013, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara Elliott, the government stated that on June 28, 2013, as part of a controlled drug enforcement operation, task force officers arranged to meet with an individual who was obtaining methamphetamine intending to sell the drugs to agents acting in an undercover capacity.

After the individual had indicated that he had the methamphetamine, members of the task force responded and the individual and others were arrested. Approximately 225 grams of methamphetamine were recovered from the individual's vehicle.

The investigation revealed that Obresley had brokered the June 28, 2013 drug deal.

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Updated January 14, 2015