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

Friday, September 27, 2013

Kyle Bradley Anderson Sentenced In U.S. District Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on September 27, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, KYLE BRADLEY ANDERSON, a 23-year-old resident of Missoula, was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 41 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 5 years

ANDERSON was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute heroin.

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

In June 2012, a Confidential Informant (CI) provided law enforcement with specific information regarding ANDERSON. The CI would have testified that ANDERSON boasted about his ability to obtain large amounts of cocaine and heroin. ANDERSON also asked the CI if he would be willing to be a courier in his drug trafficking organization.

The CI would have testified ANDERSON informed the CI he routinely received approximately 30 ounces of cocaine every two weeks from his supplier in San Diego. ANDERSON had five to six dealers who he would distribute the rest of the cocaine to in the Missoula area. ANDERSON also told the CI that on his most recent delivery, he received $17,000 worth of heroin along with 30 ounces of cocaine.

An FBI Undercover Agent (UCA)) who was introduced to ANDERSON would have testified that ANDERSON advised the UCA of his operation and that his supplier resided in San Diego and had a direct connect to an unidentified Mexican Cartel in California.

On September 4, 2012, a controlled purchase of 32 grams of heroin for $5,000 was made from ANDERSON in Missoula. The 32 grams of heroin was collected as FBI evidence. The heroin field tested positive and was submitted to the DEA lab for further analysis.

A second CI would have testified that he supplied ANDERSON with over one kilogram of heroin from approximately December 2010 through November of 2012 and that ANDERSON distributed that heroin to several other individuals.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that ANDERSON will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, ANDERSON 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated January 14, 2015