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District of Montana

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Robert Quam Sentenced To Prison

The United States Attorney's Office announced that on February 28, 2014, in Missoula, before U.S. District Judge Sam Christensen, ROBERT STUART QUAM, 31, of Bozeman, was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by 4 years supervised release. The sentence was in connection with his March 2013 guilty plea to a charge of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Racicot, the government stated that in approximately March 2012, the Missouri River Drug Task Force ("MRDTF") initiated an investigation into the drug distribution activities of Quam. As part of that investigation, the MRDTF utilized a confidential informant ("CI") to purchase meth from Quam. On March 30, 2012, the CI purchased 1.7 grams of actual methamphetamine from Quam. The transaction took place outside Quam's residence. On April 3, 2012, the CI conducted a second controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Quam, again outside his residence. That purchase involved 1.3 grams of pure methamphetamine. A third controlled purchase occurred on April 13, 2012, and the CI obtained .95 grams of pure methamphetamine. And on April 25, 2012, the CI made

Quam, for 1.9 grams of pure meth. The total amount of actual methamphetamine sold by Quam to the CI is 5.85 grams.

On August 31, 2012, Quam was interviewed by law enforcement in Bozeman. He admitted to obtaining various amounts of meth from multiple individuals and distributing the meth in the Bozeman area.

Updated January 14, 2015