Timothy Loudan Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on May 11, 2011, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, TIMOTHY LOUDAN, a 42-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. LOUDAN was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 20 months
Special Assessment: $100
Supervised Release: 3 years
LOUDAN was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to distribution of cocaine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Seykora stated in the information on file that LOUDAN distributed cocaine in the Billings area from 2005 up to 2009.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that LOUDAN will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, LOUDAN 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, 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.