Leader of meth ring gets 26 years in prison


Four defendants charged in connection with a methamphetamine ring have been sentenced in federal court to lengthy prison terms.

Matthew Douglas Winchell, 53, of Great Falls and Jess Lisle "Tab" Angstman III, 55, and John Wesley Carlson, 29, both of Havre, were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Great Falls on Friday. A fourth defendant - Shane Alan Nault, 27, of Havre - was sentenced on Thursday.

The four were charged with conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of meth during a five-year period. Winchell, a former Havre resident who police say was the ringleader, was also charged wit...

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