Moxee man to serve nearly 20 years in prison for meth distribution

Moxee man to serve nearly 20 years in prison for meth distribution

MOXEE, Wash. - A Moxee man is sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison on charges of meth distribution.

Court document said Daniel Woolem, 49, was selling meth out of his Moxee home. Authorities discovered the operation after a task force investigated suspected drug trafficking organizations in Yakima County in July 2015.

Woolem was also distributing meth to drug dealers, according to investigators.

A news release from the U.S. Department of Justice said law enforcement found an elaborate security system, along with multiple firearms, loaded magazines, a silencer and a bump stock while serving a search warrant at his home in October 2016.

Woolem testified he never sold drugs and claimed to be a Good Samaritan helping the less fortunate, court documents said. He also claimed to have taken homeless people into his house to feed and help them.

A jury found Woolem guilty of meth distribution and conspiracy of meth distribution in August 2017, according to the news release.

U.S. District Judge Stanley A. Bastian sentenced Woolem February 7, to 235 months of imprisonment and five years of court supervision following his release.

Judge Bastian added to Woolen's sentence after determining he lied under oath about details regarding meth distribution activity, according to court documents.

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