Butte man who trafficked methamphetamine books sentenced to eight years in prison | USAO-MT
MISSOULA – A Butte man who admitted trafficking large amounts of methamphetamine, including receiving 20 pounds of the drug for distribution in Montana, was sentenced today to eight years in prison followed by five years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson. noted.
Travis Bridger Soderberg, 47, pleaded guilty in August 2021 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen presided.
In court documents, the government alleged that from around October 2019 to November 2020, Soderberg distributed methamphetamine in Butte and elsewhere in Montana. Various witnesses told officers that they purchased books of methamphetamine from Soderberg. On one occasion, Soderberg received 20 pounds of methamphetamine to distribute in Montana. Twenty pounds of methamphetamine equals approximately 72,480 doses. Investigators also determined that Soderberg transferred money to supply sources in California to pay for the methamphetamine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan G. Weldon prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Postal Service, Homeland Security Investigations, and Montana Criminal Investigations Division.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a US Department of Justice initiative to reduce violent crime. Through PSN, federal, tribal, state and local law enforcement partners in Montana focus on violent crimes motivated by meth trafficking, armed robbers, firearms offenses fire and violent offenders with outstanding warrants.