Nolan Arthur Fisher Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on October 27, 2010, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, NOLAN ARTHUR FISHER, a 26-year-old resident of Billings, pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and distribution of cocaine. Sentencing has been set for February 2, 2011. He is currently released on special conditions.
Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Seykora stated in court that the government would have proven at trial that FISHER possessed and distributed cocaine in the Billings area between October or November of 2008 to January of 2009.
FISHER faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.