Ali Dwayne Khan Found Guilty in U.S. Federal Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 14, 2012|
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that on November 14, 2012, in Billings, after a federal district court trial before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, Ali Dwayne Khan, a 33-year-old resident of Billings, was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Sentencing is set for February 13, 2013. He is currently detained.
Khan pled guilty to being a felon-in-possession of a firearm at the beginning of the trial.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd prosecuted the case for the United States.
Khan faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of five years and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $4,000,000 fine, and four years’ supervised release on each of the first two charges. In addition, Khan faces an additional mandatory five-year imprisonment, consecutive to any other sentence, for the possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.