- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities have arrested five people in an investigation into trafficking of methamphetamine in Wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota.

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation this week announced that police so far have arrested five Gillette residents.

“They were suspected of moving significant quantities - pound quantities - of methamphetamine,” local DCI team leader Louey Williams told the Gillette News Record (http://bit.ly/1Fn1Bl8 ) Wednesday.

The five have been arrested on federal charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute methamphetamine.

They are all in federal custody, Williams said.

He said investigators believe the meth was being brought into Wyoming from outside the state and then distributed in the region. In Wyoming, the trafficking involved Campbell, Sheridan, Natrona, Fremont, Johnson, Weston and Crook counties.

Police have seized methamphetamine, marijuana and three handguns in connection with the case.

Williams said the investigation has been going on for about a year and continues.

Additional state and federal charges against the five individuals and other people are anticipated, he said.

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Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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