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Loraine Steinmeyer Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Friday, May 07, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula on May 7, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, LORAINE STEINMEYER, a 50-year-old resident of Reno, Nevada, pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Sentencing has been set for September 8, 2010. She is currently released on special conditions.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara J. Elliott, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

Beginning in approximately August of 2007, and continuing until December 10, 2008, STEINMEYER distributed methamphetamine in and around Missoula to various sources. These sources would have testified that the total amount of methamphetamine STEINMEYER distributed was more than 50 grams.

STEINMEYER was apprehended on December 10, 2008, with approximately 12.7 grams of methamphetamine on her person.

STEINMEYER faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $2,000,000 fine and at least 4 years supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.



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