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Robert Hauge Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on June 19, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, ROBERT HAUGE, a 28-year-old resident of Billings, pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute LSD. Sentencing is set for September 30, 2009. He is currently detained.

The government stated it would have proved at trial that in or about November of 2007, HAUGE possessed with the intent to distribute at least 10 grams of LSD in the Billings area.

HAUGE faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison and could be sentenced to life, a $8,000,000 fine and at least 10 years supervised release.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica T. Fehr prosecuted the case for the United States.

The investigation was conducted by the City County Special Investigations Unit, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.



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