Methamphetamine trafficking sends Missoula woman to prison for four years

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MISSOULA  — A Missoula woman who admitted to trafficking methamphetamine and heroin in the community was sentenced today to four years in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said.

Sadie Marie Todd, 45, pleaded guilty in December 2021 to possession with intent to distribute meth and heroin.

U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen presided. Judge Christensen also ordered the forfeiture of $6,895 in U.S. currency.

The government alleged in court documents that on May 11, 2021, Missoula Police Department officers searched Todd’s residence pursuant to a state warrant. Officers recovered meth, heroin, and drug paraphernalia. Todd admitted during an interview that she had the drugs and paraphernalia in her residence.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara J. Elliott prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Missoula High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a U.S. Department of Justice initiative to reduce violent crime. 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.