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Jerry Wilson Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on September 8, 2010, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JERRY WILSON, a 47-year-old resident of Red Lodge, appeared for sentencing. WILSON was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 30 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 8 years

WILSON was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to distribution of cocaine.

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.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that WILSON will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, WILSON 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 Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.



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