Man Gets Prison For Role in Billings Cocaine Ring

By Beacon Staff

BILLINGS – A 33-year-old man who pleaded guilty to his role in a cocaine conspiracy that involved former members of the Billings Outlaws indoor football team has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull sentenced Torrence Kyere McGee of Billings on Friday. McGee, one of several charged in the conspiracy, pleaded guilty in March to two distribution counts for selling small amounts of cocaine to an undercover agent in October and November 2008. In two other undercover deals, he delivered a substance that turned out not to be cocaine.

The conspiracy brought about 9 kilos, or about 20 pounds, of cocaine to the Billings area from Salt Lake City. Former Outlaws player Shon Flores, who was one of the main dealers, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and was sentenced to a little more than six years in prison.

McGee’s sentence will run consecutive to a drug sentence he is serving in Louisiana.