From the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Montana:

Announced today, a Billings man who admitted to drug trafficking and firearms crimes after law enforcement found more than a pound of methamphetamine, fentanyl pills and a loaded gun in his motel room was sentenced today to 16 years and 3 months in prison, with 5 years supervised release.

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Robert Earl Biggs, 49, of Billings, pleaded guilty in November 2023 to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and to possession of a firearm for use in drug trafficking crimes.

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According to the court:

In 2022, the Billings Police Department Street Crimes Unit learned, through an investigation, that Robert Biggs was staying in a local motel and using others to distribute drugs for him.

One distributor told officers that she had seen four to five pounds of meth, and around 4,000 fentanyl pills in Biggs' room just a few days prior. That investigation led to officers detaining Biggs, and searching his motel room.

Law enforcement found fentanyl pills, more than a pound of meth, a black bag containing $5,860 and a loaded firearm in the room.

Co-defendant Brandi Davitt was sentenced in January to 4 years in prosion, and co-defendant Leota Beartusk-Martinez pleaded guilty to a trafficking crime and awaits sentencing.

About Project Safe Neighborhoods:

Project Safe Neighborhoods is a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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