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(MTN News-BILLINGS ) Two high profile Billings drug dealers are among 79 federal inmates who’s life sentences were reduced this week by President Obama.
Victor Nava Sr., 70, a notorious Billings drug dealer was serving two life sentences for a 2002 conviction on conspiracy and five other drug counts.
His sentence now shortened to 22.5 years with 10 years of supervised release.
As it now stands, Nava will be released in July of 2020.
Nava’s convictions involved trafficking methamphetamine and painkillers.
Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said he was disappointed to hear of the reduced sentence “considering the havoc [Victor Nava] caused in the community.”
Also slated for a reduced sentence is Lamar Webster, 48, who was serving a life sentence for a 2009 conviction on conspiracy meth in the Billings area.
His life sentence was reduced to 20 years. He’s now scheduled to be released in another 12 years.
Nava and Webster were among 79 people who are part of the President’s effort to bring existing sentences more in line with current laws, which have been relaxed after an era of strict mandatory minimum sentences related to non-violent drug crimes.