- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A convicted murderer from Seattle now faces charges of transporting a large quantity of methamphetamine to Missoula with plans to sell it.

The Missoulian reports (https://bit.ly/1E5feVT ) that police say 34-year-old Lavelle Cotton drove one pound of methamphetamine and a few grams of cocaine into the city with an accomplice last Thursday.

Charging documents say one pound of methamphetamine was tucked in a Tupperware container underneath Cotton’s seat.

The Seattle man was convicted of a 7-year-old girl’s murder when he was just 14-years-old. The girl was caught in the crossfire of a gun battle over drug debt.

Cotton said he isn’t a runner during his first court appearance Monday. His attorney asked the judge for a $15,000 bail.

The judge set bail at $150,000, citing Cotton’s past criminal history.

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Information from: Missoulian, https://www.missoulian.com

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