- Associated Press - Monday, March 20, 2017

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A man who admitted bringing 40 pounds of methamphetamine into Butte in 2015 has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.

The Missoulian reports (https://bit.ly/2nsa4pd) 33-year-old Lester Oxendine was sentenced Thursday in Missoula after earlier pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possessing a firearm to further that goal.

Oxendine told U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen that he wasn’t a bad person, but that he’d made some bad decisions. Christensen noted Oxendine’s criminal record in North Carolina includes convictions for forgery, identity theft, drug dealing and assault.

After his arrest, Oxendine told police he’d brought more than $640,000 in meth into the Butte area during a five-month period after moving there that summer from the Bakken oil fields.


Information from: Missoulian, https://www.missoulian.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide