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Kalispell meth trafficker sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

Russell Smith Courthouse
Posted at 11:22 AM, Mar 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-26 13:22:45-04

MISSOULA — A Kalispell man who admitted trafficking methamphetamine he received from a California source was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison and to five years of supervised release, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson said.

Kyle Sloan Reed, 24, pleaded guilty on Nov. 20, 2020, to possession with intent to distribute meth.

The government alleged in court documents filed in the case that in February 2019 law enforcement arrested a person, identified as John Doe, in Missoula.

Doe had in his possession about 2.6 pounds of pure meth, which is the equivalent of 9,422 doses.

John Doe was bringing meth to Montana from California and told officers that a portion of the meth he had was intended for Reed.

Other persons cooperating with law enforcement said they saw Reed with multiple pounds of meth for distribution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Clark prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Northwest Montana Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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