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Billings meth trafficker sentenced to 9+ years in prison

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 13:03:36-04

BILLINGS — A Billings man who admitted to trafficking methamphetamine after law enforcement found more than three pounds of the drug and firearms at his residence was sentenced Wednesday to nine years and nine months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said.

Anthony Ray Morgan, 32, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute meth in October 2021.

In court documents, the government alleged that in 2019, law enforcement became aware of Morgan’s drug dealing and found a handgun and 15 grams of meth in a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Morgan. In another traffic stop in September 2021, investigators found an ounce of meth, $950 in U.S. currency and a firearm on his person.

Investigators executed a search warrant on the vehicle and found nearly one pound of meth and fentanyl pills. Law enforcement searched Morgan’s residence and found a handgun that had a laser sight and loaded magazine, U.S. currency concealed in a soft body armor carrier, a rifle and approximately 3.75 pounds of meth, which is the equivalent of about 13,616 doses, in several plastic bags.