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Kendra Dale Arcoren Sentenced in U.S. District Court

Monday, August 06, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on August 6, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, KENDRA DALE ARCOREN, age 27, appeared for sentencing. ARCOREN was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 40 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 5 years

ARCOREN was sentenced in connection with her guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

ARCOREN came to the attention of law enforcement in Big Horn County and on the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Reservations as a distributor of methamphetamine for another individual beginning in approximately 2008. She began receiving methamphetamine from this individual approximately every other day from 2008 through June of 2010 and was this individual's business partner as well. ARCOREN helped distribute the methamphetamine and helped manage the money from their numerous customers.

When questioned, ARCOREN admitted her role within the conspiracy and admitted that she had distributed more than 500 grams of methamphetamine during the time frame in question.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that ARCOREN will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, ARCOREN 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 Montana Division of Criminal Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.



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