Eliseo Domingues Chalpeno Sentenced in U.S. District Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on August 28, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, ELISEO DOMINGUES CHALPENO, a 42-year-old citizen of Mexico, appeared for sentencing. CHALPENO was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 151 months
Special Assessment: $200
Supervised Release: 5 years
CHALPENO was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Seykora prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that CHALPENO will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, CHALPENO 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 Drug Enforcement Administration and the Montana Highway Patrol.