United States District Court, D. Montana, Great Falls Division
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
JOHNSTON, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Brandon Wayne Glover (Glover) has been accused of violating
the conditions of his supervised release. Glover admitted
alleged violations 1 and 3. Glover's supervised release
should be revoked. Glover should be placed in custody for 6
months, with 54 months of supervised release to follow.
pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute
Methamphetamine on January 9, 2014. (Doc. 20). The Court
sentenced Glover to 80 months of custody, followed by 5 years
of supervised release. (Doc. 32). Glover's current term
of supervised release began on February 14, 2019. (Doc. 38 at
United States Probation Office filed a Petition requesting
that the Court revoke Glover's supervised release on May
20, 2019. (Doc. 38). The Petition alleged that Glover had
violated the conditions of his supervised release: 1) by
using methamphetamine; 2) by having access to dangerous
weapons; and 3) by knowingly interacting with a person
convicted of felony without first obtaining the approval of
his probation officer.
appeared before the undersigned for his initial appearance on
June 5, 2019. Glover was represented by counsel. Glover
stated that he had read the petition and that he understood
the allegations. Glover waived his right to a preliminary
hearing. The parties consented to proceed with the revocation
hearing before the undersigned.
Court conducted a revocation hearing on June 5, 2019. Glover
admitted that he had violated the conditions of his
supervised release: 1) by using methamphetamine; and 2) by
knowingly interacting with a person convicted of felony
without first obtaining the approval of his probation
officer. The government moved to dismiss alleged violation 2.
The Court granted the motion. The violations admitted by
Glover are serious and warrant revocation of Glover's
violations are Grade C violations. Glover's criminal
history category is IV. Glover's underlying offense is a
Class B felony. Glover could be incarcerated for up to 36
months. He could be ordered to remain on supervised release
for up to 60 months, less any custody time imposed. The
United States Sentencing Guidelines call for a term of
custody of 6 to 12 months.
supervised release should be revoked. Glover should be
incarcerated for 6 months, with 54 months of supervised
release to follow. The supervised release conditions imposed
previously should be ...