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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 22, 2015

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 Judge Lynch in Missoula on January 22, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • MATTHEW LENNON KEHS, a 34-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, KEHS faces life in prison, $10,000,000 in fines and 5 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Missoula HIDTA.  PACER Case Reference:  14-43

Appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ostby in Billings on January 20, 2015, and entering pleas of Not Guilty were:

  • GREGG LAWRENCE HAYWOOD, a 47-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of felon in possession of a firearm.  If convicted of the most serious charge contained in the indictment, HAYWOOD faces 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and 3 years supervised release.  The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  PACER Case Reference:  14-71

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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Updated January 22, 2015