GREAT FALLS – A man from Browning who admitted to distributing methamphetamine on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation was today sentenced to 20 months in prison and four years on probation, Acting US Prosecutor Leif M. Johnson.
Dakoda Blu Wade Iron Shirt, 28, pleaded guilty on February 4 to distributing methamphetamine.
Chief Justice of the United States, Brian M. Morris, presided.
The government alleged in court documents that in August 2019, a confidential source working with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI purchased about half an ounce of methamphetamine from Iron Shirt as part of a controlled purchase. Other witnesses identified Iron Shirt as a methamphetamine dispenser on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
U.S. Assistant Prosecutor Ethan R. Plaut continued the case, which was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, the Cut Bank Police Department, the Big Sky Safe Trails Task Force and the Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a US Department of Justice initiative to reduce violent crime. Through the PSN, federal, tribal, state, and local law enforcement partners in Montana are focusing on violent crime caused by methamphetamine trafficking, armed robbers, gun offenses, and crime. violent offenders with pending warrants.