Informational: Federal Court Arraignments
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on December 13, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individuals were arraigned:
DONNA LEE BIGLEGGINS, age 35, and ANGIE LEE GRANDCHAMP, age 32, residents of Wolf Point, each appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine. They are currently detained. If convicted of these charges, they each face possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $4,000,000 fine and 4 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael T. Wolfe is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The defendants pled not guilty to the charges.
The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.