Livingston Man Sentenced To Prison For Possession Of Methamphetamine
The United States Attorney's Office announced that on March 20, 2014, GRADEN ROY NORLIN, 59, of Livingston, was ordered to serve a term of 57 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised by U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon. The sentence is a result of Norlin's December 2013 guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
In the prosecution's sentencing memorandum, Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette Stewart stated that beginning in approximately November of 2011, law enforcement began to gather information which indicated that Norlin was dealing methamphetamine in Billings and Livingston, Montana. The investigation uncovered that Norlin(s source of supply was located in Billings, Montana. Norlin traveled from Livingston to Billings to obtain methamphetamine for distribution. During one such trip on January 31, 2012, law enforcement stopped Norlin on his way back to Livingston from Billings and searched his truck. In Norlin(s truck law enforcement found 31.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine. The suspected methamphetamine was sent to the DEA Laboratory. The lab results confirmed that the substance found in Norlin's truck was 26.4 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine. The confiscated methamphetamine was intended to be distributed to Norlin's customers.