Jamie Ady Alatorre Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour
Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on November 24, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JAMIE ADY ALATORRE, a 31-year-old resident of Billings, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Sentencing is set for March 4, 2010. 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:
In late summer or early fall of 2008, the Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force was investigating allegations of methamphetamine possession and distribution occurring at 511 1/2 North 30th in Billings, Montana. That house was being leased by JAMIE ALATORRE a/k/a Jamie Ady. Jamie and her husband, Antonio Alatorre, resided at the residence.
During the investigation, a person who is identified as J.O. was interviewed by Special Agent Adam Vandenbosch of the F.B.I. During the interview, J.O. stated that he/she observed JAMIE ALATORRE in possession of approximately 21 grams of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
Law enforcement officers would testify that 21 grams of methamphetamine is greater than what would be considered personal use and in their experience, this amount would be for redistribution.
The United States would also call other persons that were in the home at 511 1/2 North 30th who would testify that JAMIE ALATORRE distributed methamphetamine or assisted in its distribution during this time period.
ALATORRE faces possible penalties of 30 years in prison, a $4,000,000 fine and at least 6 years supervised release.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force, which includes the Billings Police Department and the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office.
A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.