Babb Woman Admits Trafficking Crime After Receiving Methamphetamine | USAO-MT
GREAT FALLS – Babb woman accused of receiving nearly a pound of methamphetamine in the mail in Babb, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, today admitted a crime of drug trafficking, the US prosecutor said by interim Leif M. Johnson.
Regina Ann Peters, 51, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Peters faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison, a fine of $ 10 million and at least five years of supervised release.
U.S. Chief District Judge Brian M. Morris presided. Chief Justice Morris has set the sentence for January 20, 2022. Peters has been released pending further prosecution.
The government alleged in court documents that in October 2020 law enforcement received information about a package of methamphetamine mailed to Peters in Babb from Arizona. Officers made a supervised delivery of the package to Babb’s post office and Peters collected the package. Officers approached Peters outside the post office and explained their suspicions. Peters agreed to open the package and admitted it contained methamphetamine. Peters admitted to knowing about the meth in the package when she picked it up and planned to deliver it to someone else in Montana. The package contained about 438 grams of methamphetamine, or just under a pound. One pound is equivalent to 3,624 doses.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan R. Plaut is pursuing the case, which has been investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, United States Postal Inspection Service, Russell Country Drug Task Force, Northwest Montana Drug Task Force and the Montana Highway Patrol.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a US Department of Justice initiative to reduce violent crime. Through the PSN, federal, tribal, state and local law enforcement partners in Montana are focusing on violent crimes caused by methamphetamine trafficking, armed robbers, gun offenses, and crime. violent offenders with pending warrants.