Cameron Smith Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on August 3, 2011, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, CAMERON SMITH, a 28-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. SMITH was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 78 months
Special Assessment: $200
Supervised Release: 4 years
SMITH was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute over 500 grams of cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine. Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Seykora prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that SMITH will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, SMITH 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 Montana Division of Criminal Investigation, the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.