Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on April 18, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individual was arraigned:
LEVI ANTHONY LABUFF, JR., a 36-year-old resident of Browning, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine. If convicted of these charges, LABUFF faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $5,000,000 fine, and four years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan G. Weldon is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The defendant pled not guilty to the charges.
The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.