Women sentenced in Fort Belknap meth case

Great Falls, Montana (AP) November 2010

Four women have been sentenced for selling methamphetamine on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation from the summer of 2008 through September 2009.

Wallene Mary Bear of Havre was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison last week by U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon in Great Falls. The 50-year-old had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute.

Two other Harlem women who pleaded guilty to the same charges were also sentenced.

Thirty-seven-year-old Dayna Jean Bear was sentenced to six years and five months in prison while 38-year-old Amber Bear was given three years and nine months.

Mamie Jean Bear of Harlem had pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute and was sentenced to a year and five months.