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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 21, 2022

Billings man charged in drug trafficking investigation admits to cocaine possession

BILLINGS — A Billings man accused in a drug trafficking investigation admitted to a cocaine crime today, U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said.

Dejon Anthony Duncan, 23, pleaded guilty to a superseding information charging him with possession of cocaine, a misdemeanor.  Duncan faces a maximum of one year in prison, a mandatory minimum $1,000 fine to a maximum $100,000 fine and one year of supervised release.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan presided and set sentencing for April 19. Duncan was detained pending further proceedings.

In court documents, the government alleged that in 2019, Duncan was residing in Billings and possessed cocaine.

Four other co-defendants, William Maurice Newkirk, Anthony Marcos Chadwell, Djavon Lamont King and Mario Juan Drake, all have pleaded guilty to charges in the case and are awaiting sentencing.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Zeno B. Baucus, Bryan T. Dake and Benjamin D. Hargrove are prosecuting the case, which was investigated by the FBI, the Billings Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
Clair J. Howard Public Affairs Officer 406-247-4623
Press Release Number: 
22-18
Updated January 21, 2022