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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Defendants Appear On Drug And Gun Trafficking Charges

PACER Case Reference: 14-96

GREAT FALLS - The United States Attorney's Office announced that those persons listed below have been arraigned on an Indictment in "Operation Highline Crystal Highway." If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the Indictment, each defendant faces possible penalties of life in prison, five years supervised release and $10,000,000 in fines. The investigation is a cooperative effort between the Russell Country Drug Task Force which includes law enforcement officers from the Great Falls Police Department, Cascade County Sheriff's Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Border Patrol, as well as the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation and U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

Terry Leroy Brasda

Age: 45

Hometown: Great Falls

Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Tyler Charles Bright-Goodsell

Age: 30

Hometown: Great Falls

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and possession of a stolen firearm.

Samuel Cale Chapman

Age: 33

Hometown: Havre

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

John Edward Derry

Age: 35

Hometown: Havre

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

William Thomas Dixon

Age: 25

Hometown: Great Falls

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.

Lawrence George Griner, Jr.

Age: 43

Hometown: Butte

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Jeffrey Edward June

Age: 45

Hometown: Augusta

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Corey James Lampert

Age: 25

Hometown: Great Falls

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Martin Edward Leland

Age: 32

Hometown: Belt

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Jessica Margaret McKinlay aka Jessica Bright

Age: 26

Hometown: Great Falls

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

Eduardo Ocegueda-Ruiz

Age: 30

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, felon in possession of a firearm, illegal alien in possession of a firearm, and illegal re-entry of a deported alien.

Joshua Alberto Rodriguez

Age: 28

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Megan Lynn Runstrom

Age: 31

Hometown: Great Falls

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

Justin Roland Turner

Age: 32

Hometown: Havre

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Katie Leann Wagner

Age: 27

Hometown: Great Falls

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

Michelle Renee Yallup

Age: 30

Hometown: Great Falls

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Sarah Jane Young

Age: 35

Hometown: Great Falls

Charge: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes.

If any of the above cases are of interest to your media organization and the community it serves, we encourage you to monitor the progress of the case regularly through the U.S. District Court calendar and the PACER system so that you stay current and not miss any important developments in the case.

To establish a PACER account, which will allow you to review documents filed in the case, please go to, http://www.pacer.gov/register.html.

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