Ali Dwayne Khan Sentenced in U.S. District Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on March 13, 2013, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, ALI DWAYNE KHAN, a 33-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. KHAN was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 211 months
Special Assessment: $400
Supervised Release: 5 years
KHAN was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that KHAN will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, KHAN 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.