Missoula Woman Sentenced for Meth Charges in Federal Court
Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - A Missoula woman, 42-year-old Deva Crystal Hartsoe, was sentenced in Missoula Federal District Court on Thursday to four years in prison, after admitting to the distribution of methamphetamine in the Missoula area.
According to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for Montana, Jesse Laslovich, Hartsoe pleaded guilty to the charges in August.
Court documents indicate that undercover law enforcement officers made a controlled purchase of the drug from Hartsoe, who later admitted that she did sell the drug to those individuals.
A co-defendant in the case, Devin Neal Farley was sentenced In November to eight years in prison for his part in the criminal activity.
The case was investigated by the FBI’s Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force, Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, Missoula Police Department, Flathead Tribal Police and Northwest Drug Task Force, and is also part of Project Safe Neighborhoods.
(The information in this story was obtained from sources that are publicly viewable)