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Missoula man sentenced for meth, firearms violations

Posted: 1:12 PM, Feb 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-13 15:14:34-05

MISSOULA – A Missoula man who admitted possessing methamphetamine and a firearm was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.

Jeremy Douglas Smith, 29, pleaded guilty in October to possession with intent to distribute meth and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Prosecutors said evidence showed that on May 2, 2018, the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle Smith was driving.

A search warrant for the vehicle led to the recovery of meth, a 9mm pistol, drug paraphernalia and ammunition. Smith admitted to law enforcement that he distributed meth and possessed the firearm.