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Missoula man sentenced for meth trafficking

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Feb 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 19:06:41-05
MISSOULA —

A Missoula man is headed to prison after being sentenced on methamphetamine trafficking charges

David Edward Holcomb, 36, -- who pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute meth in November -- was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release.

Law enforcement found two safes containing the drug in a vehicle he was driving, according to U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme.

The prosecution said in court records that law enforcement made a traffic stop of a vehicle Holcomb was driving on Feb. 16, 2019 in Missoula.

Officers found two safes in the vehicle during a search and got a search warrant for the safes which contained meth and drug paraphernalia.

The investigation also determined that Holcomb confirmed to an individual there was meth in the safe and that he planned to distribute it.