Informational: Federal Court Initial Appearance
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on September 13, 2012, before U.S. District Court Judge Sam E. Haddon, the following individual appeared:
ROBERT KIRK BELTON, a 49-year-old resident of Poplar, made an initial appearance on a complaint alleging possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. He is currently detained. If charged with these offenses, BELTON faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison up to 40 years in prison, a $5,000,000 fine and at least 4 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura B. Weiss is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office and the Wolf Point Police Department.
A complaint is merely a written statement of the essential facts constituting the offenses charged.