Bakken arrests lead to prison sentences

2014-08-29T10:33:00Z 2014-09-05T16:29:17Z Bakken arrests lead to prison sentencesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
August 29, 2014 10:33 am  • 

At least twelve other defendants in Montana linked by authorities to alleged ringleader Robert Farrell Armstrong have been sentenced. Five more have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing.

- Robert Farrell Armstrong, 50, Moses Lake, Wash. Sentencing Aug. 29. Pleaded guilty Jan. 22 to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

- Samuel Davis Everson III, age unknown, Fairview. Sentenced February 18 to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Additional charges for illegal firearm possession are pending in North Dakota.

-Jennie Lynn Britt, 34, Sidney. Sentenced May 14 to almost four years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

- Lloyd Leon Westervelt, 38, Big Timber. Sentenced Aug. 21 to almost six years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

- Kara Dawn Evans, 31, Big Timber. Sentenced May 14 to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

- Robert John Ferrell, 51, Fairview. Sentenced June 14 to four years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

- Jaime Alberto Garza, 42, Othello, Wash. Sentenced Jan. 21 to time served (seven months) after pleading guilty to false representation of a Social Security number.

- Kyle Edward Lester, 26, Sidney. Sentenced April 30 to three years and five months in prison after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

- Keith Edward Lester, 45, Sidney. Sentenced March 20 to 2-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

- Sean Michael Vaira, 31, Billings. Sentenced March 13 to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

- Enrique Lopez Solano, 40, Warden, Wash. Sentenced April 29 to more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

- Marco Antonio Morales-Roa, 29, Fairview. Sentenced March 5 to 6-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

- James Edward Dempster, 35, Big Timber. Sentenced Aug. 27 to 3-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

- David Abraham Lorenz, 31, Fairview. Pleaded guilty June 10 to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

- Felis Lusiano Romo, 33, no hometown available. Convicted by a jury April 24 of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute and felon in possession of a firearm.

- Dennis James Latka, 25, Sidney. Sentencing Dec. 3. Pleaded guilty Aug. 21 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

- Jammie Juanita Pilgeram, 39, Crane. Pleaded guilty Aug. 15 to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

- Lavonne Marie Redl, 51, Billings. Pleaded guilty Aug. 15 to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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