Two Busby residents sentenced to prison for meth trafficking, firearm crimes on Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation
MISSOULA—A Polson man who admitted possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony was sentenced today to three years in prison and three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.
Marc Anthony Friscia, 30, pleaded guilty in July to prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy presided.
Court records filed by the prosecution said that Friscia was pulled over in a traffic stop in January 2018 and arrested on an outstanding warrant. Friscia also was on probation. During a search of the vehicle Friscia was driving, officers found a .357 caliber pistol in a backpack in the backseat. The pistol had been reported stolen that month. Friscia had been convicted of a felony in Montana and his right to possess a firearm had not been restored.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee Peterson prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Polson Police Department.
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.
Clair Johnson Howard
Public Information Officer