Informational: Federal Court Arraignments
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 14, 2013|
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on March 13, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individuals were arraigned:
James Stanley Hatley, age 28, Stacy Renee Fox, age 35, residents of Yakima, Washington, and Ervin Salgado Osario, a 32-year-old resident of Toppenish, Washington, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine. They are currently released on special conditions. If convicted of these charges, they each face possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of five years and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $2,000,000 fine, and four years’ supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara J. Elliott is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.
Daniel Aaron Roy, a resident of Missoula, appeared on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He is currently detained If convicted of these charges, Roy faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and could be sentenced to life, a $10,000,000 fine, and five years’ supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara J. Elliott is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Missoula High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) 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.