Ogden man sentenced to prison for selling drugs in Montana, on Native American Reservation

Tacuma Wallace. Photo: Weber County

GREAT FALLS, Montana, Feb. 22, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — An Ogden man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after being convicted in federal court of selling drugs out of a hotel in Wolf Point, Mont.

Tacuma Wallace, 32, must also serve three years of supervised release and pay a $100 fee. The charges stemmed from incidents in May of 2016.

“On May 12, 2016, law enforcement in Roosevelt County received information that Wallace was selling drugs out of a hotel in Wolf Point, Montana,” says a statement from U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Montana.

“On May 16, 2016, officers witnessed the defendant leave the hotel and get into his rental car in the parking lot. The officers then observed Wallace engage in numerous people approach the car and receive drugs from Wallace.”

The statement says Wallace and another man left the parking lot in a truck, and officers conducted a traffic stop.

“Wallace quickly opened the back door and tried to get out and run away. Meanwhile, another officer spoke with the driver who explained that he had known Wallace for two months and Wallace sold pills on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The driver admitted he had purchased pills from Wallace at least 20 separate times, and he had just purchased a pill from Wallace for $70.”

The driver said Wallace made frequent trips to Wolf Point to sell pills. Tests confirmed the drugs were Oxycodone, the statement said.

“Law enforcement also confirmed that Wallace was one of the biggest suppliers of pills to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.”


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