Cape Coral man gets 11 years for trafficking 78 pounds of meth

Author: The Associated Press
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Nicholas James Imhoff (Credit: Yellowstone County Detention Facility)

A Cape Coral man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison on a federal drug trafficking charge in a case that involved one of the largest seizures of methamphetamine in Montana history.

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen sentenced Nicholas James Imhoff during a Tuesday hearing in federal court in Missoula.

Police found 78 pounds of meth in a rented minivan driven by the 30-year-old defendant after he was stopped for speeding on an interstate near Columbus, Montana in February 2020.

Imhoff pleaded guilty in September to possession with intent to distribute meth, under a plea deal with prosecutors that resulted in the dismissal of a drug conspiracy charge.

Authorities said the meth seized in the case had an estimated street value of up to $1.2 million and was the equivalent of 280,000 doses of the drug.

The seizure was “by far the largest amount of meth we’ve seen in a single traffic stop,” John Barnes, a spokesperson for the Montana Department of Justice, said at the time.

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