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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Joscayne Denny Sentenced In U.S. District Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on August 16, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, JOSCAYNE DENNY, a 33-year-old resident of Box Elder, was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 20 months
  • Special Assessment: $200.00
  • Supervised Release: 3 years

DENNY was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to distribution of a controlled substance.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danna R. Jackson, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On March 30, 2012, DENNY knowingly gave two girls methamphetamine. Both girls smoked the methamphetamine out of a broken lightbulb. One girl was taken to the Northern Montana Hospital shortly after she ingested the methamphetamine. A toxicology report showed amphetamine was in her system.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that DENNY will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, DENNY does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated January 14, 2015