Karrie Marie Stoltenberg Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Court
The United States Attorney(s Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on October 23, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, KARRIE MARIE STOLTENBERG, a 40-year-old resident of Billings, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Sentencing has been set for March 3, 2013. She is currently detained.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan P. McCarthy, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
During the course of an investigation into the sales of methamphetamine by X.X. and Z.Z. in the Billings area, agents learned that X.X. had kept a safe containing methamphetamine at STOLTENBERG's residence in the Billings Heights. Agents confirmed through multiple sources that STOLTENBERG allowed X.X. to keep the safe at her house from October to November of 2012. Agents also confirmed from one source that STOLTENBERG knew that the safe contained methamphetamine. Additionally, one of the sources of information admitted that she stole the safe from STOLTENBERG's residence in November of 2012, and the safe contained less than a pound of methamphetamine.
STOLTENBERG faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.
The investigation was conducted by the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Task Force (HIDTA).