Judy Marie Laverdure Found Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour
Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that on June 3, 2009, in Great Falls, after a 2-day federal district court trial before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JUDY MARIE LAVERDURE, a 39-year-old resident of Great Falls, was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine. Sentencing is set for September 18, 2009. She is currently detained.
LAVERDURE faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and could be sentenced to life, a $4,000,000 fine and at least 5 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad prosecuted the case for the United States.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Great Falls Police Department.