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Great Falls woman sentenced to prison for meth distribution

Posted at 2:20 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 18:26:06-04
Jewell Kipp of Great Falls

GREAT FALLS – The United States Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday that Jewell Kipp of Great Falls was sentenced in federal court to 94 months (7.8 years) in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided over the hearing.

Beginning in the fall of 2017 and continuing into early 2018, Kipp distributed large quantities of methamphetamine in Great Falls.

The Russell Country Drug Task Force ultimately seized approximately 220 grams of methamphetamine from Kipp over the course of five months.

She was held responsible for distributing this amount of methamphetamine, which converts to 1,760 individual doses of the drug.

Through this investigation, law enforcement further learned the defendant had numerous customers throughout Great Falls, and she had access to pound quantities of methamphetamine.

Kipp, 67 years old, has several felony convictions for methamphetamine, including two in Missoula County and one in Lewis & Clark County.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Betley and investigated by the Russell Country Drug Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations.