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Eureka man sentenced to federal prison for meth trafficking

Russell Smith Courthouse
Posted at 11:07 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 13:09:47-05

MISSOULA — A Eureka man who admitted trafficking methamphetamine has been sentenced to six years and eight months in prison and four years of supervised release, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson said.

Tracy Eugene Conard, 50, pleaded guilty on Sept. 15, 2020, to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.

The prosecution said in court documents filed in the case that Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives were investigating Conard and in October 2019, conducted a monitored drug deal with another informant to buy drugs from Conard.

Law enforcement received information in November of 2019 that Conard was in Kalispell buying meth. Conard was stopped returning from Kalispell.

A passenger confirmed they were returning from a residence near Kmart in Kalispell where Conard had gone to pick up his truck.

Conard had $2,127 in his pocket along with a small amount of marijuana.

Officers obtained a search warrant for Conard’s residence in Eureka where they found scales, meth pipes, about 53.6 grams of meth, 9.9 grams of black tar heroin, small plastic baggies and firearms and ammunition.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Clark prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen presided.