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Wayne Richard Heuring Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on December 15, 2010, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, WAYNE RICHARD HEURING, a 51-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. HEURING was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 120 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 5 years

HEURING was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Seykora stated that the government would have proved at trial the following:

HEURING was involved with other individuals in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and the distribution of cocaine.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that HEURING will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, HEURING 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 conducted by a cooperative effort between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.



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