Tilicia Alexis Elliott Sentenced in U.S. District Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 9, 2013, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, TILICIA ALEXIS ELLIOTT, a 24-year-old resident of Billings, was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 120 months
- Special Assessment: $200.00
- Supervised Release: 5 years
ELLIOTT was sentenced in connection with her guilty plea to conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia Hurd, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
TILICIA ALEXIS ELLIOTT came to the attention of law enforcement in Billings when she was arrested on a warrant on September 11, 2010, and methamphetamine was found in her purse when she was searched at the jail. ELLIOTT admitted that she had purchased an ounce of methamphetamine that morning for $1700 from a known drug dealer in Billings and that she had already distributed some of the drugs to others. ELLIOTT admitted in approximately March 2010, she began purchasing methamphetamine from multiple sources for redistribution to others. She purchased approximately 4-10 ounces per week, including at least 4 pounds from the dealer mentioned above. She purchased methamphetamine from others, some of whom were already indicted and others that are yet to be indicted.
During debriefs, other users admitted purchasing methamphetamine from ELLIOTT in the past.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that ELLIOTT will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, ELLIOTT 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 conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force, which includes the Billings Police Department and the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office.