LARRY BERNARD PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on July 7, 2005, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, LARRY BERNARD, a 21-year-old resident of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, pled guilty to possession of marijuana. Sentencing is set for September 14, 2005, at 9:00 a.m.
In an Offer of Proof filed by the United States, the government stated it would prove at trial that on August 6, 2004, a cooperating witness informed law enforcement that there was a large amount of marijuana at the residence of a person on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. A Rocky Boy's tribal search warrant was obtained and executed at the person's residence.
The owner's juvenile son and BERNARD and a female were inside the residence. A short time later, the owner and another person returned to the residence and were given a copy of the search warrant.