Cassandra Bullshows Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour
Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on May 8, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, CASSANDRA BULLSHOWS, a 26-year-old resident of Billings, pled guilty to distribution of methamphetamine. Sentencing is set for August 14, 2009. She 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 August 9, 2006, law enforcement conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from BULLSHOWS in which she handed a confidential informant a negotiated amount of approximately one ounce of crystal methamphetamine.
An analysis by the Drug Enforcement Administration's lab found that the controlled substance was 23.3 grams of 38% methamphetamine or 8.8 grams of actual methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
BULLSHOWS faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $2,000,000 fine and at least 4 years supervised release.
Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Seykora prosecuted the case for the United States.
The investigation was conducted by the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.
A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.