BILLINGS – A Billings couple was in federal custody Monday in connection to dealing large amounts of methamphetamine.
Raymond Thomas Tetzlaff, 35, and his wife Crystal Busby-Tetzlaff, 34, are both charged in U.S. District Court in Billings with possession of meth. The complaint was filed against the couple on Friday after investigators first arrested Sean Gilmore, 46, on suspicion of drug dealing.
Gilmore was allegedly caught dealing methamphetamine out of his shop at 1270 Lockwood Road. While searching Gilmore’s business, authorities located several firearms. Gilmore, who is a convicted felon, now faces federal charges for possessing firearms.
Law enforcement recovered nearly 5 grams of methamphetamine from the business, as well as several pipes used to ingest methamphetamine, a scale, prescription medications, and more than $2,500 in cash.
Agents traced Gilmore’s drug supply back to the Tetzlaff’s. According to court documents, agents learned that Raymond Tetzlaff was armed with several pistols and was prepared for a gunfight with law enforcement.
The couple was arrested and authorities searched the Tetzlaff residence on Yale Avenue. Inside the home, authorities found two pounds of methamphetamine, several firearms, plastic baggies, and a scale.
Raymond Tetzlaff was convicted in 2003 of federal charges related to the distribution of methamphetamine.
The couple has not yet been arraigned on the federal charges. All three defendants were being held at the Yellowstone County jail without bond on Monday.