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Man gets 5 years for Colville meth house

A Colville methamphetamine addict has been ordered to spend five years in federal prison after a search of his home revealed guns and video tapes of him using methamphetamine.

Michael Wayne Alexander, 55, allowed people to use meth at his home on Valley Westside Road in Colville since at least 2000 until January 2009, when a search warrant revealed meth, heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and ammunition for.357 caliber and .45 caliber firearms.

Polcie found a .357 caliber Ruger revolver and a .45 caliber Remington handgun in a storage unit belonging to Alexander. They also found video tapes showing Alexander using meth with other people in his home and shop.

He pleaded guilty in February to being an unlawful user of controlled substances in possession of a firearm and maintaining a drug-involved premises.

He was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court to five years in prison, followed by three years probation.

“Those who are involved in the use of illegal substances while possessing firearms pose a dangerous threat to our communities and will be responded to accordingly." U.S. Attorney Michael Ormsby said in a prepared statement.

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