Kalispell Man Sentenced for Meth Trafficking

By Beacon Staff

Three people were sentenced to federal prison Friday in separate cases involving methamphetamine trafficking in Montana.

Christopher Fraleigh, of Kalispell, was sentenced to 10 years by U.S District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula. Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Fraleigh was among five people who funneled methamphetamine from Spokane, Wash., to northwestern Montana, moving several pounds of drugs weekly into Flathead and Lincoln counties.

Molloy sentenced 29-year-old Epifanio Zuniga of Othello, Wash., to five years. Last November, undercover officers bought three ounces of methamphetamine and one pound of marijuana from Zuniga in the parking lot of a restaurant in Arlee.

In Billings, 44-year-old Tammy Gordon of Columbus was sentenced to 10 years by Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull. Prosecutors say Gordon and others conspired to possess and distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in the Billings area.

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