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David Lee Sims Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on December 15, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, DAVID LEE SIMS, a 56-year-old resident of Billings, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute/distribution of methamphetamine. Sentencing has been set for March 16, 2011. He is currently detained.

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:

Between 2006 and August of 2009, SIMS was involved in a conspiracy to possess and distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine in the Billings area.

SIMS faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and could be sentenced to life, a $4,000,000 fine and at least 5 years supervised release. supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force.



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