Missoula duo sentenced for drug trafficking, firearms

A duo from Missoula was sentenced on Thursday after a law enforcement investigation recovered firearms and over 7 pounds of methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Carlos G. Aguirre, 36, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Co-defendant Savannah S. Smith, 38, was sentenced to five years and six months in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release.

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Aguirre pleaded guilty in May 2022 to possession with intent to distribute meth and fentanyl and to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, according to federal court filings. Smith pleaded guilty in May 2022 to possession with intent to distribute meth and fentanyl and to being a drug user or addict in possession of firearms and ammunition.

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U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen presided at Thursday’s sentencing.

On Aug. 6, 2021, authorities served a search warrant on a house shared by Aguirre and Smith. They also searched a car driven by Aguirre and found a quarter pound of meth packaged

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