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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Missoula meth trafficker sentenced to eight years in prison

MISSOULA  — A Missoula man who admitted to selling methamphetamine in the community for more than a year was sentenced today to eight years in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

Devin Neil Farley, 40, pleaded guilty in August to distribution of meth.

U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen resided.

In court documents, the government alleged that Farley was involved in distributing meth throughout 2021 and early 2022. Farley sold a total of three ounces in two separate transactions to a confidential informant in April 2021. In November 2021, Farley was stopped in a vehicle and was in possession of a handgun, fentanyl pills and meth. And in March 2022, Farley was found in a hotel room with another handgun, additional fentanyl pills and meth.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara J. Elliott prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI’s Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force, Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, Missoula Police Department, Flathead Tribal Police and Northwest Drug Task Force.

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.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Contact: 
Clair Johnson Howard Public Affairs Officer 406-247-4623
Press Release Number: 
22-286
Updated November 22, 2022