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Hungry Horse woman admits to trafficking meth in Flathead Valley

| September 21, 2021 12:00 AM

A Hungry Horse woman accused of distributing pounds of methamphetamine in the Flathead Valley for about a year has admitted to trafficking the drug, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said.

Kalynn Marie Moskaloff, 25, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute meth. She faces a mandatory minimum 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine and at least five years of supervised release, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy presided. Sentencing was set for Jan. 21, 2022. Moskaloff was detained pending further proceedings.

The government alleged in court documents that law enforcement investigators learned Moskaloff was involved in distributing meth in Flathead County. Several witnesses told law enforcement they worked with Moskaloff to distribute about 2 pounds of meth per month for approximately one year between May 2019 and May 2020. Moskaloff bought 2 to 3 pounds of meth at a time from one of the witnesses, who estimated their meth distribution totaled about 24 pounds of the drug. Twenty-four pounds of meth is the equivalent of about 86,976 doses. During two separate traffic stops involving Moskaloff in January and February 2020, law enforcement found meth and firearms in the vehicles.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer S. Clark is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by FBI’s Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a U.S. Department of Justice initiative to reduce violent crime.

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