GREAT FALLS – Taurean Grandchamp of Wolf Point, convicted of trafficking methamphetamine on the Fort Peck Reservation, was sentenced on Wednesday to 41 months in prison followed by four years supervised release, according to press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Grandchamp, 31 years old, pleaded guilty on August 23 to a charge of possession with intent to distribute meth.
U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided at the sentencing.
In October 2017 and in January 2018, the Montana Highway Patrol made two traffic stops of vehicles with Arizona license plates on the reservation and near Wolf Point.
The driver and passenger were the same in both stops. Drug information from those stops led law enforcement officers to Grandchamp, who admitted to distributing meth on the reservation.
She told law enforcement officers that she was provided with one pound of meth for distribution in 2017.
Other individuals also described Grandchamp selling meth with the driver and passenger of the vehicles that were stopped by the MHP.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Dake prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI and the Fort Peck Department of Law and Justice.