Byron Scott Luckey Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on January 14, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, BYRON SCOTT LUCKEY, a 21-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared for sentencing. LUCKEY was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 27 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Supervised Release: 3 years
LUCKEY was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to possession of a stolen firearm.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Kory Larsen, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On March 5, 2009, during the course of another investigation, law enforcement agents detained LUCKEY and another individual. This individual advised law enforcement that he had given a stolen handgun to LUCKEY to carry for protection. He also stated that LUCKEY later traded him cocaine and cash for the handgun.
When questioned, LUCKEY confirmed these statements and admitted he
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that LUCKEY will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, LUCKEY 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 a cooperative effort between the Central Montana Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
This conviction is yet another important outcome from Project Safe Neighborhoods, a national priority of the United States Department of Justice. PSN is designed as a partnership between federal and local law enforcement to reduce violent crime and gun-related crime through the vigorous enforcement of the criminal provisions of the federal firearms laws. In Montana, the effort under PSN is called "Catch and No Release."