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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Montana
For Immediate Release
Jesse Laslovich, United States Attorney
www.justice.gov/usao-mt
Friday, March 17, 2023

Informational: Federal Court Arraignments

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the following persons were arraigned or appeared this week before U.S. Magistrate judges on indictments handed down by the Grand Jury or on criminal complaints. The charging documents are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Appearing in Billings before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan and pleading not guilty on March 14 was:

Matthew Raymond Schroeder, 47, of Lakewood, Colorado, on charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Schroeder faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Schroeder was remanded pending further proceedings. The Drug Enforcement Administration, Billings Police Department and Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-150.

Appearing on March 13 was:

Keegan Tait Roll, 28, Camille Ann Rounds, 46, and Deborah Lynn Renenger, 32, all transients, on charges of possession to distribute controlled substances. If convicted of the most serious crime, the defendants face a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. All of the defendants were remanded pending further proceedings. The Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case. PACER case reference. 23-41.

Appearing in Great Falls before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston and pleading not guilty on March 13 was:

Kayla Denise Smith, 25, of Great Falls, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and distribution of meth. If convicted of the most serious crime, Smith faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release. Smith was detained pending further proceedings. The Great Falls Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration and Montana Division of Criminal Investigation investigated the case. PACER case reference. 22-102.

Ryan Mark Jensen, 43, of Bremerton, Washington, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. If convicted of the most serious crime, Jensen faces a mandatory minimum five years to 40 years in prison, a $5 million fine and at least four years of supervised release. Jensen was detained pending further proceedings. The Great Falls Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case. PACER case reference. 23-22.

Ryan Creighton Doak, 48, of Everett, Washington, on charges of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, Doak faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release on the drug charge and five years to life in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release, on the crime of possessing a firearm in a drug trafficking crime. Doak was detained pending further proceedings. The Missoula High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Montana Highway Patrol investigated the case. PACER case reference. 23-16.

Appearing in Missoula before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto and pleading not guilty on March 13 was:

Lindsay Ann Rumph, 34, of Butte, and Eric Anthony Navarro, 32, of Missoula, on charges of conspiracy to possess controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Navarro faces an additional charge of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the most serious crime, the defendants face a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release on the drug charge and five years to life in prison, consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release on the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Rumph and Navarro were detained pending further proceedings. The FBI’s Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force, FBI and Montana Highway Patrol investigated the case. PACER case reference. 23-17.

The progress of cases may be monitored through the U.S. District Court Calendar and the PACER system. To establish a PACER account, which provides electronic access to review documents filed in a case, please visit http://www.pacer.gov/register.html. To access the District Court’s calendar, please visit https://ecf.mtd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/PublicCalendar.pl.

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