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Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 24, 2013

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on June 24, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned:

KARRIE MARIE STOLTENBERG, a 39-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on a charge of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. She is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, STOLTENBERG faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $5,000,000 fine, and 4 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan P. McCarthy is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Task Force.

JAMIE LYNN STROSKY, a 33-year-old resident of Shepherd, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine. She is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, STROSKY faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $5,000,000 fine, and 4 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan P. McCarthy is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Task Force.

The defendants pled not guilty to the charges.

The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

 

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