Informational: Federal Court Initial Appearance
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on December 1, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individual appeared:
DANIEL NEWBY, a 37-year-old resident of Polson, made an initial appearance on a complaint alleging possession of a firearm by an unlawful drug user, distribution of cocaine, and distribution of marijuana. He is currently detained. If charged with these offenses, NEWBY faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $2,000,000 fine and 4 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assisting in the investigation were the Montana Department of Criminal Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Billings Police Department, and the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office. Assisting in the arrests in this investigation was the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force.
A complaint is merely a written statement of the essential facts constituting the offenses charged.