Cassandra Bullshows 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 August 13, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, CASSANDRA BULLSHOWS, a 26-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. BULLSHOWS was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 60 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Supervised Release: 4 years
BULLSHOWS was sentenced in connection with her guilty plea to distribution of methamphetamine.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Seykora, 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.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that BULLSHOWS will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, BULLSHOWS 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 Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.