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Case Number: 9:20-cr-00015-DLC
Judge: Dana L. Christensen
Court: United States District Court for the District of Montana (Missoula County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Missoula, Montana drug trafficking meth charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, who was charged with possession with intent to distribute meth.
The government alleged that in February 2019 law enforcement arrested a person, identified as John Doe, in Missoula. Doe had in his possession about 2.6 pounds of pure meth, which is the equivalent of 9,422 doses. John Doe was bringing meth to Montana from California and told officers that a portion of the meth he had was intended for Reed. Other persons cooperating with law enforcement said they saw Reed with multiple pounds of meth for distribution.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Clark prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Northwest Montana Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a U.S. Department of Justice initiative to reduce violent crime. Through PSN, federal, tribal, state and local law enforcement partners in Montana focus on violent crime driven by methamphetamine trafficking, armed robbers, firearms offenses and violent offenders with outstanding warrants.
Outcome: 03/26/2021 58 MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Judge Dana L. Christensen: Sentencing held on 3/26/2021 for Kyle Sloan Reed (1); AUSA Jen Clark appeared for the govt, CJA counsel Palmer Hoovestal appeared w/ in-custody defendant; No objections to PSR; Plea agreement accepted/rely on PSR; Court reviews statutory and guideline calculations; Counsel Hoovestal speaks on behalf of Defendant; Defendant chose not to speak; AUSA Clark makes recommendation on behalf of the Government; Court reviews 3553(a) factors; Judgment - Defendant sentenced on Count 2 to a term of 120 mos BOP, 5 yrs supervised release, RDAP, conditions as stated in court, no fine, $100 special assessment; Counts 1,3 dismissed on govt's motion; No legal objections to sentencing; Hearing commenced at 9:04 a.m. and concluded at 9:34 a.m. Presentence Report due by 4/2/2021. (Court Reporter JoAnn Corson) (USPO: A. Hunter), (Law Clerk: S. Best), (Hearing held in Missoula) (APP) (Entered: 03/26/2021)
03/26/2021 59 JUDGMENT as to Kyle Sloan Reed (1). Signed by Judge Dana L. Christensen on 3/26/2021. (APP) (Entered: 03/26/2021)
03/26/2021 60 STATEMENT OF REASONS as to Kyle Sloan Reed re 59 Judgment. Signed by Judge Dana L. Christensen on 3/26/2021. (APP) Copy emailed to counsel (Entered: 03/26/2021)
03/26/2021 61 PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT (Sealed) as to Kyle Sloan Reed. (MPB) Modified on 3/26/2021 (MPB): e-mailed to counsel. (Entered: 03/26/2021)