Timothy Schleining Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on June 30, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, TIMOTHY SCHLEINING, a resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. SCHLEINING was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 30 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Supervised Release: 3 years
SCHLEINING was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of marijuana.
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:
SCHLEINING was involved with other individuals in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of between 60 and 80 kilograms of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance, in the Billings area.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that SCHLEINING will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, SCHLEINING 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 and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force.