Crime Watch

Dec 2, 2011 10:40 AM by Q2 News

ATF arrests suspected drug traffickers in Billings

BILLINGS - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arrested 14 people in Billings on Wednesday, for several crimes including drug trafficking.
The 14 arrested people appeared in US District Court Thursday, in front of US Magistrage Judge Carolyn Ostby. Four others were already in custody.
Court documents state a drug trafficking organization used 50 to 70 kilograms of cocaine.
Those documents also show that some of the alleged criminals agreed to involvement in potential violence.
According to the US Attorney's office, 13 of the 14 arrested on Wednesday are Billings residents.
Court documents also show three had planned to abduct and rob a drug courier who came to Billings to buy cocaine.
The ATF alleges that crimes include conspiracy to interfere with Interstate Commerce by threats of violence and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
An ATF spokesman says the investigation is on-going and more arrests are possible.
The Billings Police Department, the Drug Enforecment Administration, the US Marshal's Service, the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office and the Montana Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigations helped with the arrests on Wednesday.

Below are lists from the US Attorney's Office of those arrested.


NEWS RELEASES FROM THE US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE:

(Mug shots provided by Yellowstone County Detention Facility.)


INFORMATIONAL: FEDERAL COURT ARRAIGNMENTS

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on December 1, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned:

MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER DOERZBACHER, a 23-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of being a felon-in-possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and distribution of marijuana. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, DOERZBACHER faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

Angela Nicole Robinson ANGELA NICOLE ROBINSON, a 27-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of possession of a stolen firearm, making a false statement during a firearm transaction, and distribution of Schedule II narcotics. She is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, ROBINSON faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

Amillo Trinidad Reyna AMILLIO TRINIDAD REYNA, a 20-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of possession of stolen firearms and distribution of Schedule II narcotics. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, REYNA faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

Marvin Galloway MARVIN ERIC GALLOWAY, a 29-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of being a felon-in-possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and distribution of cocaine. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, GALLOWAY faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

Anthony Roll ANTHONY ALEX ROLL, a 27-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of being a felon-in-possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, being in receipt of a firearm while under Information, and distribution of ecstasy. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, ROLL faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

Tamara Brister TAMRA MICHELLE BRISTER, a 32-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and distribution of cocaine/attempted distribution of cocaine. She is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, BRISTER faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum 10 years in prison and could be sentenced to life, a $4,000,000 fine and 5 years supervised release .

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd is the prosecutor for the United States.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assisting in the investigation were the Montana Department of Criminal Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Billings Police Department, and the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office. Assisting in the arrests in this investigation was the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force.

The defendants 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.


FROM THE US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE:
INFORMATIONAL: FEDERAL COURT INITIAL APPEARANCES

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on December 1, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals appeared:

Rodney Pitts RODNEY PITTS, a 30-year-old resident of Mosby, made an initial appearance on a complaint alleging being a felon-in-possession of a firearm. He is currently detained. If charged with this offense, PITTS faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

Timothy Henneberry TIMOTHY JOSEPH HENNEBERRY, a 20-year-old resident of Billings, made an initial appearance on a complaint alleging possession of a stolen firearm and distribution of ecstasy. He is currently detained. If charged with these offenses, HENNEBERRY faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

Leigh Ann Richey LEIGH ANN RICHEY, a 29-year-old resident of Billings, made an initial appearance on a complaint alleging being a felon-in-possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and distribution of methamphetamine. She is currently detained. If charged with these offenses, RICHEY faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $2,000,000 fine and 4 years supervised release.

William Houck, Jr. WILLIAM LEROY HOUCK, JR., a 32-year-old resident of Billings, made an initial appearance on a complaint alleging possession of a firearm after having been previously convicted of domestic abuse. He is currently detained. If charged with this offense, HOUCK faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

Anthony Roll ANTHONY ALEX ROLL, a 27-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats or violence, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon-in-possession of a firearm. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, ROLL faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison on the conspiracy charge. In addition, ROLL faces an additional mandatory five years to life in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, for the possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

Rodrick Gant RODRICK D. GANT, a 23-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats or violence, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm after having been convicted of domestic violence. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, GANT faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison on the conspiracy charge. In addition, GANT faces an additional mandatory five years to life in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, for the possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

Toby Geaudry TOBY REID GEAUDRY, a 25-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on a charge of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats or violence. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, GEAUDRY faces a possible penalty of 20 years in prison.

Richard Meza RICHARD LYNDON MEZA, a 20-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats or violence, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a felon-in-possession of a firearm. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, MEZA faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison on the conspiracy charge. In addition, MEZA faces an additional mandatory five years to life in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, for the possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

Edwin Johnson EDWIN ALBERTO JOHNSON, a 19-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats or violence and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, JOHNSON faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison on the conspiracy charge. In addition, JOHNSON faces an additional mandatory five years to life in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, for the possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd is the prosecutor for the United States.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assisting in the investigation were the Montana Department of Criminal Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Billings Police Department, and the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office. Assisting in the arrests in this investigation was the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force.

A complaint is merely a written statement of the essential facts constituting the offenses charged.

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