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Laurel man sentenced to prison for meth trafficking

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 16:12:21-04

BILLINGS - A Laurel man who admitted selling methamphetamine was sentenced Wednesday to six years and eight months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release.

Seth James Todd, 26, pleaded guilty in November to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and to distribution of meth as charged in an indictment, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said in court documents that in the summer of 2017 drug task force officers worked with a confidential informant to buy meth from a co-conspirator. The co-conspirator, who was convicted in federal court, identified sources of supply in Spokane, where the co-conspirator traveled numerous times and bought about 15 pounds of meth. Fifteen pounds of meth is the equivalent of about 54,360 doses, the press release states.

Individuals from the Billings area traveled with the co-conspirator on those trips to obtain meth for personal use and for resale in the community. Todd made one trip to Spokane with the co-conspirator, who sold a half-pound of meth to Todd. A different confidential informant working with the task force bought meth from Todd.