Bad Drug Judgment
Posted by Childress on June 9, 2006
One of the downsides of drug use is impaired judgment. Sometimes it gets really, really impaired:
A Great Falls (MT) man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday for moving the body of a murdered man to a cistern near an abandoned farmhouse east of Brady.
Steven Sadler, 35, pleaded guilty in April to felony accountability to tampering with evidence. He received the maximum sentence for the crime.
Dueston Haggard, 28, of Great Falls, faces murder charges in the March 2005 beating death of Ronald Miller, 50. Court records state Haggard beat Miller to death in an argument over drugs and dumped his body near the Teton River north of Carter.
Sadler and another man came back later and moved Miller's body to the cistern, court records state.
Jonathan Wellcome was sentenced to 10 years in prison with five suspended for his role in the case.