Timothy Morneau Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on April 16, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, TIMOTHY MORNEAU, a resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba, appeared for sentencing. MORNEAU was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 240 months
- Special Assessment: $200
- Supervised Release: 3 years
MORNEAU was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 21/2-day trial of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute/distribution of ecstasy and possession with the intent to distribute of ecstasy.
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 and have been sentenced.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that MORNEAU will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, MORNEAU does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.
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.