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Gerald Lee Lonsbery Found Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Friday, January 20, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that on January 20, 2012, in Billings, after a federal district court trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, GERALD LEE LONSBERY, a 51-year-old resident of Billings, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Sentencing is set for April 20, 2012. He is currently detained.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tara J. Elliott and Jessica T. Fehr prosecuted the case for the United States.

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

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



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