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Timothy Morneau Found Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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.



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