Drury Hill Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on July 21, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, DRURY HILL, a 32-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. HILL was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 270 months
- Special Assessment: $200
- Supervised Release: 5 years
HILL was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
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 January 2007 until late 2008, HILL was involved in a conspiracy to possess and distribute multi-ounce and pound quantities of methamphetamine in the Billings area.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that HILL will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, HILL 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, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force.