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Man sentenced to six years in prison for trafficking meth in Billings, Glendive

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

BILLINGS  — A man convicted of trafficking methamphetamine in the Billings and Glendive communities was sentenced today to six years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

Michael David Brumfield, 55, a transient, pleaded guilty in September 2022 to possession with intent to distribute meth.

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided.

The government alleged in court documents that in April 202, law enforcement obtained meth from Brumfield in controlled purchases. The total amount of meth seized during the investigation was approximately 153 grams.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie R. Patten prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.



Clair Johnson Howard

Public Affairs Officer


Updated February 1, 2023

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Press Release Number: 23-43