Havre Woman Sentenced to Prison for Felony Drug Convictions

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – A Havre woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, five suspended, after pleading guilty to three drug charges.

Kyrie Michelle Bachmeier (a.k.a. Kyrie M. Gideon), 34, was sentenced in Hill County District Court on Monday by Judge Kaydee Snipes-Ruiz after admitting to the felony counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and criminal possession of dangerous drugs. Bachmeier was also ordered to forfeit $95 in U.S. Currency.

Bachmeier was given two five year consecutive sentences with the Department of Corrections, but one of those is suspended.

Bachmeier also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, but the sentence on that case was five days imprisonment, which it was determined she already had served.

These were the sentences recommended in the plea agreement.

As per the plea agreement, the other three felony charges Bachmeier had been facing – two drug charges and one count of use or possession of property subject to criminal forfeiture – were dismissed.

As part of the agreement, Bachmeier admitted to being in possession of meth and other drugs, as well as a pipe.

Bachmeier was remanded to the custody of the Hill County Sheriff’s Department following the hearing and is now in the Hill County Detention Center.

Court documents alleged that on the night of April 13th, 2021, Bachmeier was in an SUV registered in her name on 1st Street West and was stopped by a Hill County Sheriff’s Deputy because it was driving well below the speed limit and had a defective passenger front headlight.

A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle, which was being driven by a male and had two female passengers. The driver’s license of the male, Paul Root, had been previously revoked, and he was arrested.

The front seat passenger was identified as Bachmeier. The vehicle was searched, and law enforcement located a meth pipe, among other items. The vehicle was seized and towed, as was Bachmeier’s phone.

Bachmeier admitted to law enforcement that there was some meth in her purse, which was in the vehicle and had her driver’s license inside. Inside Bachmeier’s coat, which was in the seized vehicle, a meth pipe was discovered. Hypodermic syringes were also located, among other items.

Neither Root or the other female passenger were charged in State District Court over this incident.

According to the affidavit, officers found the following during searches:

  • 12.3 grams of methamphetamine
  • 19.5 grams of liquid methamphetamine
  • 1.1 grams of heroin
  • 45 0.5 mg tablets of Lorazepam
  • 1 15 mg tablet of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine
  • 1 30 mg tablet of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine

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