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Kinsey N. Miner 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 May 29, 2013, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, KINSEY N. MINER, a resident of Billings, was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 37 months, consecutive to another sentence

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 5 years

MINER 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 Jessica T. Fehr, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

Beginning in February 2012, and continuing until August 2012, MINER distributed methamphetamine she obtained from her source of supply to her customers in the Billings area. MINER also transported quantities of methamphetamine for the sources of supply for a larger organization. MINER regularly communicated with her source of supply, other distributors and customers via cellular telephone and text message.

During the course of her involvement in the larger conspiracy, from February 2012 to August 2012, MINER personally possessed with the intent to distribute and distributed over 50 grams of methamphetamine in the Billings area.

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

Updated January 14, 2015