Lamar Webster 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 17, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, LAMAR WEBSTER, a 40-year-old resident of Hayward, California, appeared for sentencing. WEBSTER was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: life in prison without parole
- Special Assessment: $400
WEBSTER was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 4-day trial of conspiracy to possess and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, money laundering conspiracy and money laundering.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that WEBSTER will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, WEBSTER 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 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force.