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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Prison guard sentenced for trying to smuggle drugs into prison

Helena Independent Record, MT

MISSOULA - A former Montana State Prison guard was sentenced Friday to three years and one month in prison for trying to smuggle marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine into the prison.

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy also ordered Michael Short, 50, of Anaconda, to forfeit $4,500 in cash, his pickup truck and two guns.

Short pleaded guilty to attempted possession with intent to distribute marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine, and to being a drug user in possession of a firearm.

Court records said Short admitted smuggling tobacco and what he believed were drugs into the prison. He also admitted he had used marijuana for about 30 years.


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