Billings Man Admits Importing LSD From the Netherlands

By Beacon Staff

BILLINGS – A Billings man has admitted he distributed LSD from a source in the Netherlands.

Robert Hauge pleaded guilty to a federal charge of possessing at least 10 grams of LSD, a hallucinogen, for distribution. A second count of trafficking Ecstasy, a stimulant, is to be dismissed at his Sept. 30 sentencing under terms of a plea agreement.

Hauge’s case had been set for trial Monday. He entered the guilty plea last week.

Law officers executing a search warrant at Hauge’s home found 2,300 doses of LSD and 1,600 Ecstasy tablets. Hauge told officers he had been receiving the drugs from a source in Amsterdam for about a year.

Hauge faces a minimum mandatory 10 years to life in prison and a maximum $4 million fine.

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