Man gets 20-year sentence for dealing meth while in possession of a handgun |

Man gets 20-year sentence for dealing meth while in possession of a handgun

A 58-year-old man was sentenced on Wednesday, April 26, to 20 years in prison for possessing more than 30 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute while also being in possession of a handgun.

A Moffat County jury found Murray A. Fenstermacher guilty of the charges after a trial in February, according to the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

“The Moffat County DA’s office sincerely thanks the jurors for their patience and attentiveness during the trial,” Assistant District Attorney Matthew Tjosvold said in a statement.

Investigators with the All Crimes Enforcement Team, along with officers from the Craig Police Department, the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and the Steamboat Springs Police Department executed a search warrant at Murray Fenstermacher’s business on Oct. 7, 2020, which resulted in the discovery of the drugs and guns.

“Moffat County, Colorado is experiencing an epidemic of drug abuse,” Tjosvold said. “We live with overdose deaths, personal violence, child neglect, home and business burglaries, and thefts. Drug dealers profit from the sale of these poisons and the destruction they leave in their wake, while the social, personal and familial cost is borne by citizens of this county. We can only deter true distributors of these illegal substances, that destroy so many lives, through substantial prison sentences.”

The investigation was led by All Crimes Enforcement Team Investigator Dave Siminoe.

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