Judy Marie Laverdure 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 Great Falls, on September 18, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JUDY MARIE LAVERDURE, a 39-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared for sentencing. LAVERDURE was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 160 months
- Special Assessment: $300
- Supervised Release: 5 years
LAVERDURE was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 2-day trial of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that LAVERDURE will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, LAVERDURE does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.
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.