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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Friday, January 5, 2018

U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme Issues Statement Regarding Marijuana Prosecutions in Montana

BILLINGS – U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme of the District of Montana has issued the following statement regarding marijuana prosecutions: “Yesterday, the Attorney General rescinded the Cole Memo on marijuana prosecutions and directed that federal marijuana prosecution decisions be governed by the same principles that govern all federal prosecution decisions. The United States Attorney’s Office in Montana is guided by these principles in marijuana prosecutions -- focusing in particular on identifying and prosecuting those who create the greatest safety threats to our citizens and communities. Consistent with the Attorney General’s latest guidance, we will continue to take this approach in all of our work with our law enforcement partners throughout Montana.”

LEIF JOHNSON First Assistant U.S. Attorney (406) 657-6101
Updated January 5, 2018