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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 29, 2021

Informational: Federal Court arraignments

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the following persons were arraigned or appeared this week before U.S. Magistrate judges on indictments handed down by the Grand Jury or on criminal complaints. The charging documents are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on Oct. 28 was:

Aaron Todd Williams, 36, of Billings, on charges of prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition. If convicted of the most serious crime, Williams faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Williams was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-90.

Yvonne Tina Schlichting, 48, of Oregon, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Schlichting faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Schlichting was detained pending further proceedings. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Montana Highway Patrol investigated the case.  PACER case reference. 21-64.

Appearing on Oct. 26 was:

Douglas Campbell Raleigh, 46, a transient, on charges of possession with intent to distribute meth. A not guilty plea was entered on Raleigh’s behalf. If convicted of the most serious crime, Raleigh faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Raleigh was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI’s Western Transnational Organized Crime Task Force and the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force investigated the case.   PACER case reference. 21-77. 

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on Oct. 27 was:

Rosemarie Murrow, 61, of Helena, on charges of possession with intent to distribute meth, distribution of meth, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, prohibited person in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Morrow faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release on the drug charge and a mandatory five years in prison consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release on the charge of firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Morrow was detained pending further proceedings. The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Missouri River Drug Task Force investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-11.

Appearing on Oct. 26 was:

Michael James Lamere, 39, of Box Elder, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. If convicted of the most serious crime, Lamere faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Lamere was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI and Tri-Agency Task Force investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-77.

Moises Zamora, 36, of Colorado, on charges of assault with intent to commit murder, assault with a deadly weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily injury and use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. If convicted of the most serious crime, Zamora faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release on the assault charge and a mandatory 10 years to life consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,00 fine and five years of supervised release on the firearms crime. The FBI and Rocky Boy’s Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-78.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

The progress of cases may be monitored through the U.S. District Court Calendar and the PACER system. To establish a PACER account, which provides electronic access to review documents filed in a case, please visit http://www.pacer.gov/register.html. To access the District Court’s calendar, please visit https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

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Updated October 29, 2021