Robert Hauge 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 September 30, 2009, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, ROBERT HAUGE, a 28-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. HAUGE was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 168 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Supervised Release: 10 years
HAUGE was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to possession with the intent to distribute LSD.
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.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that HAUGE will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, HAUGE 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 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.