Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - A Florence man, 48-year-old Jason Charles Allen was sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Missoula to nine years in prison after admitting to trafficking at least six pounds of methamphetamine, in addition to having seven firearms, and thousands of rounds of ammunition during a search of his home.

A Nine-Year Federal Prison Term for Trafficking Meth

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Montana stated in court documents that at least five other individuals discussed Allen’s participation in trafficking methamphetamine in Missoula and the surrounding area.

On May 24, 2022, a SWAT team from the FBI raided Allen’s home, where they retrieved meth that Allen was attempting to burn in a fire. They also recovered seven firearms, over 3,000 rounds of ammunition, over $8,000 in cash along with more than six pounds of methamphetamine, which is the equivalent of nearly 22,000 doses.

They Seized Six Pounds of Meth, about 22,000 Doses

In addition, law enforcement personnel conducted a controlled buy of meth from Allen.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Montana provided the following statement:

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara J. Elliott prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI’s Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The information in this story was obtained from sources that are publicly viewable.

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