Jerry Wilson Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings on June 9, 2010, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JERRY WILSON, a 47-year-old resident of Red Lodge, pled guilty to distribution of cocaine. Sentencing has been set for September 8, 2010. He is currently released on special conditions.
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:
A lengthy investigation in the Red Lodge and Carbon County area by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation revealed WILSON was involved in receiving and redistributing cocaine to various individuals from 2005 to 2009. WILSON distributed cocaine directly or had it delivered on his behalf by others to numerous individuals. The amounts of cocaine that WILSON delivered by and through the individuals regularly included gram and eight-ball quantities. During this time period, WILSON distributed over 500 grams of cocaine.
WILSON faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and could be sentenced to life, a $4,000,000 fine and at least 8 years supervised release.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.