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Great Falls woman sentenced for distributing meth

Posted at 2:45 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 18:27:34-05

GREAT FALLS – A Great Falls woman has been sentenced for distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in central Montana and on two Indian reservations.

Donny Lynn Ferguson, 39, was sentenced to 10 years and eight months in prison and five years of supervised release.

Ferguson pleaded guilty in September to possession with intent to distribute meth and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, according to the Department of Justice.

Prosecutors said evidence would show that since at least November 2016, law enforcement received information that Ferguson was dealing multi-pound quantities of meth throughout the state, but that her primary area was Great Falls, Lewistown, Havre and the Rocky Boy’s and Fort Belknap Indian Reservations.

According to the Department of Justice, sources also confirmed Ferguson typically carried firearms for her protection in her drug trade.

In April 2018, law enforcement seized more than 2.8 pounds of meth from a Lewistown home and learned that Ferguson had previously supplied meth to the occupants, according to a press release.

The Department of Justice wrote that two months later, agents stopped Ferguson outside of Polson and found her in possession of about two pounds of meth, small amounts of heroin and cocaine, a firearm and ammunition, drug paraphernalia and more than $6,000 cash.

Two pounds of meth is the equivalent of about 7,248 doses.