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Billings man sentenced to 15 years in prison for dealing meth, cocaine

Posted at 2:46 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 23:46:20-04

BILLINGS- A 31-year-old Billings man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Wednesday for possessing meth, cocaine and a gun in a 2017 traffic stop.

Alexander Greybull had pleaded guilty to five felonies on Oct. 30 related to possession and distribution of meth and cocaine and weapons charges. He was also sentenced to five years supervised release and forfeiture of 1,240 cash and a handgun by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters.

Greybull was pulled over by Billings police May 21, 2017. He said he didn’t have his driver’s license and refused an officer’s request to give name or birth date, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme.

Alexander Greybull. Montana Department of Corrections.

During a pat down, an officer found a baggie containing meth in his pocket and about $2,000 in cash, Alme said. Near the front seat, the officer several burner phones.

After obtaining a search warrant, police found a total of 673 grams of meth, or roughly 5,600 doses, and 26 grams of cocaine, about 208 doses.

A search of the phone indicated to police that Greybull was involved in selling drugs, according to Alme.

Greybull has two prior state felony convictions for drug possession and aggravated assault, which prohibited him from possessing a gun.

He also has three pending felony charges in Yellowstone County District Court for assault with a weapon, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault in the alleged beating of a woman and kidnapping her and her children.