- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Billings man arrested in a gunfight with his father over a $10,000 drug debt has been sentenced to federal prison for his part in a methamphetamine conspiracy.

U.S. District Judge Susan Watters sentenced Brandon Jay Joseph White to three years in prison on Wednesday and gave him credit for 396 days already served, The Billings Gazette (https://bit.ly/1sw1WeI ) reported.

Defense attorneys had requested the sentence so White would qualify for drug treatment while in prison.

The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to meth possession with intent to distribute. White told investigators he distributed meth for his father until they had a dispute.

Court records say Brandon White told investigators he shot his father in the back in January 2013. A state charge of assault with a weapon for the shooting was dismissed due to the federal drug prosecution.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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