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Missoula man sentenced to prison in meth case

Posted at 10:03 AM, Dec 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-22 12:07:19-05

MISSOULA – A Missoula man who admitted distributing methamphetamine to support a heroin addiction, was sentenced to four years in federal prison and five years of supervised release on Friday.

William Perry Hobbs, 38, had pleaded guilty during a previous court appearance to possession with intent to distribute meth.

During an investigation, an undercover law enforcement officer bought meth from Hobbs three times, from March to May, according to prosecutors.

The quantity of meth totaled more than 50 grams which is the equivalent of 400 individual doses.

Prosecutors also say that evidence showed that an informant sometimes sold drugs with Hobbs.

Hobbs also admitted he was a meth distributor in the Missoula area and distributed to support his heroin addiction.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara Elliott prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Missoula High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.