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Bozeman father, son sentenced in heroin case

Posted at 1:16 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 15:16:35-04

MISSOULA, Mont. – A Bozeman father and son who admitted distributing heroin were sentenced to prison this week.

Kyle Brooks, 65, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Judge Dana L. Christensen on Thursday sentenced Kyle Brooks’ son, Ian Brooks, 28, to 14 months in prison and four years of supervised release. Judge Christensen also ordered the forfeiture of $56,450 seized in the case.

The pair were stopped in Bozeman on July 16, 2018, after returning from Denver. Law enforcement found three bags of heroin, containing more than 204 grams of heroin, 10 vials with syringes, a bottle of unknown pills and $56,456 in cash. A laboratory analysis determined there also was about two grams of diclazepam, a controlled substance.

According to court documents, the father and son had been under investigation by the Missouri River Drug Task Force, after officers learned they had a number of customers in the Bozeman area and they were planning an out-of-town trip to get more heroin.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Betley prosecuted the case which was investigated by the Missouri River Drug Task Force.