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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Utah Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Drug Offenses

BILLINGS—Robert David Lund, a 53-year old resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  United States District Judge Susan P. Watters issued the sentence.


During an investigation into a group of individuals responsible for the distribution of multiple pounds of methamphetamine in the Billings area, agents were led to Salt Lake City, Utah in search of the group’s supplier of methamphetamine.  On June 7, 2016, they seized approximately one pound of methamphetamine from a coconspirator and identified Lund’s residence as the source of that methamphetamine.  Later in the day, agents executed a search warrant on Lund’s residence.  There, they discovered 3,333.5 grams of actual methamphetamine along with 957.2 grams of marijuana, a Winchester shotgun within arm’s reach of the methamphetamine, and $14,731 in United States Currency.


The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Sullivan and investigated by the FBI Transnational Organized Crime Western Task Force and the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.  


The U.S. Attorney’s Office is partnering with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement to identify those responsible for significant violent crime in Montana.  A centerpiece of this effort is Project Safe Neighborhoods, a recently reinvigorated Department of Justice program that has proven to be successful in reducing violent crime.  Today’s sentencing is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods program.

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KERI LEGGETT Acting Public Information Officer (406) 761-7715
Updated December 14, 2017