Spokane man sentenced for meth distribution, court supervision violation


SPOKANE, Wash. -A Spokane man who was formerly accused of second-degree murder last year has now been sentenced to over 10 years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine and violating court supervision.

Jason Obermiller, 34, was sentenced to 126 months after having plead guilty in April 2018 to distributing 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, and admitting to violations of court supervision. U.S. Attorney Joseph Harrington announced the sentencing.

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Rice sentenced Obermiller to a 90-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by an 8-year term of court supervision after he is released from Federal prison.

Chief Judge Rice also imposed a 36-month term of imprisonment, to run consecutive to the sentence imposed in the drug case, after finding that Obermiller violated court suspension stemming from a previous conviction for bank fraud conspiracy. Chief Judge Rice also ordered Obermiller’s sentence to run consecutive to the 33-month state term of incarceration he is currently serving.

Back in June of 2017, Obermiller was found not guilty by a jury for second-degree murder in the death of Adalynn Holt, his previous girlfriend’s daughter.

U.S. Attorney Harrington said, “Prosecuting drug crimes continues to be a priority for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington.  Drug traffickers should be aware that there are serious criminal penalties connected with possessing with the intent to distribute any drug and that this Office is committed to prosecuting aggressively drug cases in the Eastern District of Washington.” 

This case was investigated by the Spokane Resident Office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Spokane Police Department, and the Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking.

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