Gerald Lee Lonsbery Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on May 18, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, GERALD LEE LONSBERY, a 51-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. LONSBERY was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 121 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Supervised Release: 5 years
LONSBERY was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tara J. Elliott and Jessica T. Fehr prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that LONSBERY will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, LONSBERY 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 Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.