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Department of Justice
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District of Montana

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Missoula methamphetamine distributor sentenced to prison

MISSOULA—A Missoula man who admitted being a methamphetamine dealer was sentenced today to three years in prison and five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.

Robert Matthew Wilson, 35, of Missoula, pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to distribute meth.

U.S. District Judge Donald M. Molloy presided.

In court documents filed by the prosecution, five confidential informants told law enforcement officers about Wilson’s meth dealing activities, including his distributing the drug to others and his trading meth for various items. Wilson admitted to law enforcement that he was a dealer and that his residence was a meth distribution center.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara Elliott prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI and the Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force.

The case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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Clair Johnson Howard Public Information Officer 406-247-4623
Updated December 27, 2019