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Tennessee man appears on charges in drug overdose death

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

GREAT FALLS – A Tennessee man accused of dealing fentanyl pills which resulted in an overdose death appeared in federal court on drug charges on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

Malice Clark, Jr., aka Greg Clark, aka “Greed,” 57, had an initial appearance on an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and distribution of controlled substances resulting in death.  If convicted, Clark faces a maximum of life imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine and at least 3 years of supervised release.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John T Johnson presided.  Clark was detained pending further proceedings.

The government alleged in court document that between February 2021 and April 2022, Clark knowingly possessed fentanyl with the intent to distribute it to other people and that he did knowingly distribute fentanyl to John Doe, which caused John Doe’s death. 

An indictment is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey K. Starnes is prosecuting the case.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and Great Falls Police Department conducted the investigation.

PACER case reference. 23-41.

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Clair Johnson Howard

Public Affairs Officer


Updated September 14, 2023

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