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Follette Charged With Intent To Distribute

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the following person was arraigned or appeared last week before U.S. Magistrate judges on indictments handed down by the Grand Jury or on criminal complaints. The charging documents are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt: Appearing in Great Falls before Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris on a criminal complaint on Aug. 22, was Heather Marie Dawn Follette, 37, of Fort Peck, on charges of possession with intent to distribute meth.

If convicted of the most serious crime, Follette faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Follette was detained pending further proceedings.

According to court documents, during November 2022 Follette knowingly and unlawfully possessed with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of meth in Wolf Point.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Montana Highway Patrol, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Fort Peck Tribal Police conducted the investigation.

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