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GREAT FALLS -- Two Great Falls brothers have pleaded guilty to their roles in distributing methamphetamine and taking stolen vehicles to Spokane, Wash., as part of a drug trafficking operation.

The U.S. attorney's office says 47-year-old Daniel Wakeford and 48-year-old Michael Wakeford pleaded guilty in federal court in Great Falls on Thursday to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and interstate transportation of stolen vehicles. Sentencing is set for May 7.

Prosecutors said police were investigating a group engaged in bringing meth from Spokane in April 2010. By, that summer, officers also learned the group was transporting stolen vehicles from Great Falls to Spokane as part of the trafficking operation.

The Wakefords were charged with stealing four motorcycles in August 2010 as well as bringing drugs back to Great Falls.

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