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Joseph Doll Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on May 25, 2010, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JOSEPH DOLL, a 28-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. DOLL was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 120 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 5 years

DOLL was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

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:

From 2007 until early 2009, DOLL was a member of a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute in excess of 5 kilograms of methamphetamine.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that DOLL will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, DOLL 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 Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force.



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