Q2 reports that 40-year-old Nichole Waldham of Billings, who was arrested for distributing methamphetamine in the Billings area, was sentenced to five years behind bars. Waldham will also have to serve five years of supervised release. She pleaded guilty on July 19, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth. U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme released a statement that drug task force officers received information in October 2017 that Waldhalm was distributing drugs. Investigators worked with a confidential informant, who made a series of meth buys from Waldhalm. In December, she was arrested by the Montana Highway Patrol and was found to be in possession of an ounce of meth, an ounce of cocaine and a stolen firearm. Waldhalm admitted to law enforcement she and a co-defendant brought between two to four ounces of meth from California to Montana.

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