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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 16, 2017

Information: Federal Court Arraignments

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that those persons listed below were arraigned before the U.S. Magistrate and the indictments handed down by the Grand Jury unsealed.

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on June 15, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • JABRILL MUSTAFA WEATHERSBY, a 49-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, WEATHERSBY faces 40 years in prison, and $1,000,000 in fines.  The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Missoula HIDTA.  PACER Case Reference.  17-22

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Cavan in Billings on June 12, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • DALE DUWAYNE BUERKLE, a 66-year-old resident of Plevna, appeared on charges of unlawful taking of a bald eagle, unlawful taking of a migratory bird, and unlawful use of registered pesticide.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the information, BUERKLE faces 1 year in prison, and $100,000 in fines.  The case was investigated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  PACER Case Reference.  17-67

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Johnson in Great Falls on June 12, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • CARI ANN MARTIN, a 47-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, MARTIN faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Great Falls Police Department and the Russell Country Drug Task Force.  PACER Case Reference.  17-41
  • JOHN KEVIN MOORE, a 54-year-old resident of Kalispell, appeared on charges of wire fraud, and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity.  If convicted of the most serious charges contained in the indictment, MOORE faces 20 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  PACER Case Reference.  17-42

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Lynch in Missoula on June 12, 2017 and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • STEPHEN ROY GOODMAN, a 23-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, GOODMAN faces 40 years in prison, $5,000,000 in fines and 4 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Missoula HIDTA.  PACER Case Reference.  17-19

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. To access the district court’s calendar, please go to https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

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KERI LEGGETT Acting Public Information Officer (406) 761-7715
Updated June 16, 2017