GREAT FALLS – A Wolf Point man accused of selling meth in a casino on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation admitted methamphetamine trafficking charges today, U.S.
Attorney Kurt Alme said.
Chance Justin Redstone, also known as CJ Redstone, 35, pleaded guilty to distribution of meth. Redstone faces a mandatory minimum five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and at least four years of supervised release.
Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided. Judge Morris set sentencing for Jan. 14, 2021. Redstone was released.
The prosecution said in court documents that during investigations into drug trafficking on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in 2018 and 2019, Redstone was identified by cooperating witnesses as a meth dealer. In April 2018, law enforcement arranged for a confidential source to buy meth from Redstone. Redstone and the confidential source met inside the Silver Wolf casino in Wolf Point where the confidential source bought meth from Redstone and then left the business. The meth purchased from Redstone totaled about 13 grams.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassady Adams is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by the FBI, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a U.S. Department of Justice initiative to reduce violent crime. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, violent crime in Montana increased by 36% from 2013 to 2018. Through PSN, federal, tribal, state and local law enforcement partners in Montana focus on violent crime driven by methamphetamine trafficking, armed robbers, firearms offenses and violent offenders with outstanding warrants.