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Jeanette Rocha Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on September 15, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JEANETTE ROCHA, a resident of Denver, Colorado, pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. Sentencing is set for December 16, 2009. She is currently detained.

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 November 16-17, 2006, in Billings, ROCHA was involved in possessing with the intent to distribute 2 kilograms of cocaine.

ROCHA faces possible penalties of 5-40 years in prison, a $2,000,000 fine and at least 4 years supervised release.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Drug Enforcement Administration, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.



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