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GREAT FALLS — A Malmstrom Air Force Base airman was sentenced Monday to more than two years in prison for dealing drugs, helping smuggle guns into Canada and passing counterfeit money.

Dwain Rouse, 22, pleaded guilty in February to aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine, unlawfully buying and exporting firearms and using counterfeit $50 bills during a six-month period in 2005.

His roommate and fellow airman Kellen Johnson, 24, is serving a five-year sentence on the same charges.

During the investigation, Rouse told authorities he flew to his hometown in South Carolina to buy six to eight counterfeit $50 bills for $100.

He also wired nearly $6,000 to Jominique J. Johnson, 26, of Houston, for cocaine.

Jominique Johnson is serving nearly six years in prison for distribution of cocaine and conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.

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Rouse and Kellen Johnson also admitted buying guns in Great Falls, then crossing the Canadian border and selling them to Asian gang members in Calgary. The two were preparing to be deployed to Iraq when they were arrested in November.

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