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Washington man sentenced for trafficking meth to Montana

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

(AP) - A judge has sentenced a Washington state man to almost 13 years in federal prison after authorities said he trafficked at least 60 pounds of methamphetamine into Montana.
  
U.S. District Judge Susan Watters sentenced 41-year-old Juan Ramon Delgadillo-Meza of Ephrata, Washington in federal court in Billings on Wednesday.
  
Delgadillo-Meza was arrested in 2015 when he was pulled over by a Montana trooper and a search revealed a large amount of meth in his vehicle.
  
Authorities said the defendant, a citizen of Mexico, led a trafficking ring that brought two pounds of the drug into Billings from Washington every two weeks beginning in 2014.
  
Three co-defendants who acted as Montana-based distributors for Delgadillo-Meza were previously sentenced. They received prison terms ranging from two to almost 13 years.

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