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Billings meth dealer sentenced to prison

Billings meth dealer sentenced to prison
Posted at 8:31 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 23:17:28-05

A Billings man who admitted possessing meth for distribution was sentenced to 48 months in prison and five years of supervised release on Thursday.

Michael Alan McNulty, 55, pleaded guilty in October to possession with intent to distribute. Judge Watters ordered McNulty to forfeit $5,895.

The prosecution said in court records that McNulty was arrested after law enforcement saw suspected drug sales happening at multiple Billings residences.

Officers followed a truck registered to McNulty as it left one residence and went to another residence, where McNulty and a female driver left the truck, entered the residence and left about 15 minutes later.

The truck then went to another residence known to officers to be associated with illegal drug sales. McNulty entered that residence, left about five minutes later and got back into the truck, which drove away.

Officers stopped the truck after observing it make several traffic violations. McNulty consented to a search of the truck and officers found meth.

McNulty also said he had a couple of ounces of meth on his person, which officers confirmed by searching him. In addition, McNulty admitted he had sold a gram of meth at the previous residence.