Informational: Federal Court arraignments | USAO-MT

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 Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on July16 was:

George Thomas Walker, 44, of Hamilton, on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Walker faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Walker was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, Missoula Police Department, Great Falls Police Department, Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office and Montana Department of Corrections’ Probation and Parole investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-26.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on July15 was:

Steven Roy DeCarlo, 31, of Browning, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth, possession with intent to distribute meth and prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, DeCarlo faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. DeCarlo was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, Homeland Security Investigations and Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-45.

Louis Jay Remillard, 49, of Helena, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Remillard faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Remillard was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Great Falls Police Department, Cascade County Sheriff’s Office and Montana Highway Patrol investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-47.

Jeremiah Lewis Camphouse, 40, of Great Falls, on charges of possession of a firearm by unlawful user of a controlled substance. If convicted of the most serious crime, Camphouse faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Camphouse was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Great Falls Police Department investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-37.

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on July14 was:

Peggy Waples, 61, and Sherrie Lynn Cain, 51, both of Miles City, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Waples and Cain face a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Waples and Cain were detained pending further proceedings. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Montana Division of Criminal Investigation investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-45.

Ashley Michael Stella, 28, of Reno, Nevada, on charges of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in prostitution. If convicted of the most serious crime, Stella faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. Stella was detained pending further proceedings. The FBI investigated the case. PACER case reference. 21-41.

Latisha Marvala West, 26, of Billings, on charges of receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment and prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, West faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. West was detained pending further proceedings. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. PACER case reference. 20-98.

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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