California trafficker sentenced to prison for providing meth sent in piñata, peanut butter jar to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation

GREAT FALLS – A California man who admitted to trafficking meth for supplying almost two pounds of the drug, which was drug hidden in a peanut butter jar and a piñata and mailed to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, was sentenced today to six years in prison and five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.

Don Fred Baldwin, 47, of Merced, CA, pleaded guilty in May to distribution of meth.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Morris presided.

The prosecution said in court documents that Baldwin, through another person, mailed a package on Nov. 7, 2019 from California to Brockton, located on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Law enforcement officers intercepted the package, obtained a search warrant and found meth hidden inside a jar of peanut butter and a piñata. The amount of meth totaled about 776 grams, which is 1.7 pounds and the equivalent of approximately 6,208 doses. Baldwin provided the meth to the other individual, who mailed the drug.

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