GREAT FALLS, Mont. (NMB) – A Havre man was arraigned in U.S. District Court last week based on allegations that he distributed meth and fentanyl and possessed a firearm after previously being convicted of a felony.
Brandon Wayne Glover, 38, pleaded not guilty to the charges of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, distribution of meth, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and felon in possession of a firearm.
Glover was detained pending further proceedings and has had a public defender appointed.
If convicted of the most serious crime, Glover faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release on the drug crimes and a mandatory consecutive five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release on the charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, Havre Police Department and Tri-Agency Task Force investigated the case.
Glover’s arraignment was rescheduled several times, and was most recently moved up to June 1st after being postponed until July 22nd.
A plea agreement or notice to proceed to trial is due by July 27th. A jury trial would begin in mid-August.
Court documents allege that between November 1st and December 22nd of 2020, Glover knowingly possessed and intended to distribute 50 or more grams of methamphetamine as well as a detectable amount of fentanyl. Glover is also alleged to have possessed a Hi Point Model CF390, a 380 caliber pistol, in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and after previously being convicted of a felony.