Missoula-area woman sentenced for possessing meth for distribution
MISSOULA—A Missoula-area woman who admitted to law enforcement she was dealing methamphetamine and heroin after getting pulled over in a traffic stop was sentenced today to 51 months in prison and four years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.
Jewell Alexandria Mann, 21, of Victor, pleaded guilty in July to possession with intent to distribute meth.
U.S. District Judge Donald M. Molloy presided.
In court records filed in the case, the prosecution said a Missoula County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle Mann was driving on Dec. 7, 2018. A search of Mann resulted in the recovery of a digital scale, meth and heroin. Mann admitted to law enforcement that the drugs were hers and that she was a dealer.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara Elliott prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI and the Montana Violent Crimes 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.