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Grant Emery Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on March 11, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, GRANT EMERY, a 26-year-old resident of Billings, pled guilty to distribution of cocaine. Sentencing is set for June 18, 2009. He is currently detained.

In an Offer of Proof filed by the United States, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On February 19, 2008, EMERY sold 12.2 grams of cocaine to an undercover officer.

On April 24, 2008, EMERY sold 27.2 grams of cocaine to the same undercover officer. The officer was wired both times and videos of the transactions were obtained.

EMERY was later interviewed by agents and voluntarily admitted to selling cocaine on both occasions.

EMERY faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheila R. Kolar prosecuted the case for the United States.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.



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