Butte Woman Sentenced For Trafficking Fentanyl
A Butte woman who admitted to trafficking fentanyl pills in the Bozeman area was sentenced last week to four years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.
Amber Marie Cody, 40, pleaded guilty in August 2023 to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.
U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen presided.
In court documents, the government alleged that in July 2022 in Bozeman, Cody sold 100 fentanyl pills to an individual.
A Gallatin County Sheriff’s deputy later stopped a vehicle in which Cody was a passenger for a traffic violation. Cody was arrested on a parole violation and placed in a patrol car, while officers searched her backpack. Officers located a large sum of cash and methamphetamine in the backpack. When the deputy returned to the vehicle, he noticed a bag of pills in the door pocket. Cody denied knowledge of the pills, but a patrol car video showed that Cody slipped one hand out of her handcuffs and removed a large quantity of pills from her bra. Cody then placed the pills in the door pocket and slipped her hand back into the handcuff.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer S. Clark prosecuted the case. The Missouri River Drug Task Force and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.