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Grant Emery Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Friday, July 24, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on July 22, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, GRANT EMERY, a 26-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. EMERY was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 24 months
  • Supervised Release: 3 years

EMERY was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to distribution of cocaine.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheila R. Kolar, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On February 19, 2008, EMERY sold 12.2 grams of cocaine to an undercover officer.

On April 24, 2008, EMERY sold 27.2 grams of cocaine to the same undercover officer. The officer was wired both times and videos of the transactions were obtained.

EMERY was later interviewed by agents and voluntarily admitted to selling cocaine on both occasions.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that EMERY will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, EMERY does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



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