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Billings man sent to federal prison for distributing meth

Posted at 9:30 AM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 11:30:08-05

BILLINGS – Robert John Bigback has been sentenced to five years in prison and five years of supervised release for distributing methamphetamine.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office,  Bigback, 23, pleaded guilty on July 16, 2018 to two counts of distribution of meth.

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters imposed the sentence on Tuesday.

After receiving information about meth for sale in April 2017, the FBI drug task force used a confidential informant to buy meth from a co-defendant at a hardware store in the Billings Heights, the press release states.

After the co-defendant counted the money, Bigback gave the informant the meth.

Another meth sale was arranged a few days later and occurred at Rimrock Mall, where Bigback conducted the sale in the bathroom of a department store.

The two sales involved about 20 grams of pure meth, which is the equivalent of about 160 individual doses and has a street value of about $2,000.