Nov 18, 2011 3:17 PM by Laurel Wilson - KAJ
KALISPELL- Five Washington state residents, who were allegedly involved in a methamphetamine trafficking ring, all pleaded not guilty to the charges in Flathead County District Court last week.
The Washington residents were charged following an investigation by the Northwest Montana Drug Task Force with court documents stating that the task force discovered one of the suspects, Tom Bell, was selling large amounts of meth to various dealers in the Flathead Valley.
Bell and four other suspects were arrested in Kalispell last month and all five have been charged with felony conspiracy to distribute dangerous drugs. Four of the suspects also face felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs charges.