Timothy Morneau Found Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour
Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that on January 15, 2009, in Billings, after a 21/2-day federal district court trial before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, TIMOTHY MORNEAU, a resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute/distribution of ecstasy and possession with the intent to distribute of ecstasy. Sentencing is set for April 16, 2009. He is currently detained.
MORNEAU'S co-defendants, Alan James Mulder and Christian D. Laurin pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute/distribution of ecstasy. Their sentencing is set April 8, 2009.
MOREAU faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and 3 years supervision on each count.
Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Seykora prosecuted the case for the United States.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Montana Highway Patrol, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.