Ervin Salgado Osorio Sentenced in U.S. District Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Helena, on September 11, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ERVIN SALGADO OSORIO, a 32-year-old resident of Toppenish, Washington, was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 180 months
- Special Assessment: $200
- Supervised Release: 4 years
OSORIO was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which he was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette L. Stewart prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that OSORIO will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, OSORIO 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 Missouri River Drug Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation, the Helena Police Department, the Lewis & Clark Sheriff's Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.