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Donald Weisweaver Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Thursday, November 04, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on November 3, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, DONALD WEISWEAVER, a 31-year-old resident of Hamilton, pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Sentencing has been set for February 17, 2011. He is currently detained.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara J. Elliott, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On May 8, 2009, WEISWEAVER had a package containing approximately one ounce of methamphetamine delivered to S.S.'s home in Ravalli County. The package was sent from WEISWEAVER's mother who resides in Bakersfield, California. The shipment was intercepted by state and federal law enforcement officers and a controlled delivery took place at S.S.'s residence. After a series of law enforcement monitored text messages, WEISWEAVER arrived at S.S.'s to pick up said package and was apprehended. The contents of the package were analyzed and contained more than five grams of actual methamphetamine.

WEISWEAVER faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $2,000,000 fine and at least 4 years supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.



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