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Nicholas Moskaloff was sentenced in Missoula on April 20 by U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy in connection with his guilty plea.

\Molloy sentenced Moskaloff to 92 months in prison, consecutive to another sentence, with five years of supervised release.

According to U.S. Attorney for Montana Michael Cotter, agents from the Montana Division of Criminal Investigations met with a confidential informant on July 20, 2010, who described his frequent purchases of meth from Moskaloff during the preceding two months.

The informant told the agents that Moskaloff was on house arrest and wearing an electronic-monitoring ankle bracelet because he was on probation. The informant estimated he purchased from 326 to 564 grams of meth from Moskaloff from May to July 2010.

The agents monitored a controlled purchase of about one gram by the informant from Moskaloff on July 21, 2010, in a parking lot in Kalispell. Moskaloff was arrested a few days later, and a search warrant was executed at his residence.

In Moskaloff’s mother’s bedroom, agents found a fishing tackle box containing two digital scales, a small quantity of marijuana, packaging materials consistent with the materials Moskaloff used for selling meth, and some money. Elsewhere, they found ledgers with written records of drug deals and 17 firearms.

At the time of his arrest, Moskaloff was on probation for a 2009 conviction for possession of a firearm by a drug user or addict. He had been arrested on Feb. 26, 2006, after Flathead County sheriff’s deputies saw him shoot a firearm from his vehicle and later found a marijuana pipe in his pocket.

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