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Missoula drug trafficker sentenced to more than 16 years in prison

Posted at 5:12 PM, Apr 02, 2020

MISSOULA — A Missoula man convicted at trial of trafficking methamphetamine and heroin and illegally having firearms was sentenced on Thursday to 16 years and three months in prison and 10 years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said in a news release.

A jury in December found Allan Roy Goodman, 43, guilty on all counts, including conspiracy to distribute meth, possession with intent to distribute meth, distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, prohibited person in possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice.

U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy presided.

The prosecution’s evidence showed that Goodman was a prolific meth and heroin dealer. Goodman sold drugs to a confidential source who was working for the Missoula High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, and two witnesses testified about selling Goodman a pistol for heroin.

Law enforcement served a search warrant on Sept. 12, 2019 on Goodman’s garage and recovered two firearms. Goodman had been convicted of felonies on two prior occasions.

The prosecution also presented evidence showing that in early October 2019, Goodman and another person assaulted a cooperating witness while all were incarcerated in Shelby.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara Elliott prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI’s Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force, the Missoula HIDTA Task Force and the Northwest Drug Task Force.

This case is part of Project Guardian, the U.S. Department of Justice’s initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws, and Project Safe Neighborhoods, the USDOJ’s initiative to reduce violent crime. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, violent crime in Montana increased by 36% from 2013 through 2018. Through these initiatives, federal, tribal, state and local law enforcement partners in Montana focus on violent crime driven by methamphetamine trafficking, armed robbers, firearms offenses and violent offenders with outstanding warrants.