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Missoula meth dealer sentenced to prison

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Posted at 11:58 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 16:17:12-04

MISSOULA — A Missoula man who admitted trafficking methamphetamine in the community for several years has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and five years of supervised release.

Dustin Lee McGough, 41, pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to distribute meth.

The prosecution said in court documents that evidence from at least 13 confidential informants would show that McGough was a prolific meth dealer in the Missoula from the spring of 2015 through June 2019 and that he obtained meth mostly from California and brought it back to Missoula.

When the Missoula County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at McGough's residence and vehicle in March 2018, officers found meth, heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara Elliott prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force.