10-year sentence for Tacoma meth dealer

A Tacoma man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after being caught with methamphetamine worth upwards of $200,000.

A jury in September convicted Kyle Andrew Everhart, 28, of possession of meth with intent to distribute.

Narcotics agents arrested him in April at a Tacoma hotel, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle reported Monday. He had two large bags filled with meth at the time.

Everhart was connected to a criminal enterprise thought to have moved more than $1.2 million in drug proceeds through bank accounts since 2010, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

He was convicted of drug crimes in state court last year but was released after receiving a deferred sentence.