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Sheriff pleased with lengthy sentence

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Sheriff pleased with lengthy sentence

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINHAM, Wash. – Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo is reacting to the 20-year prison sentence of Bellingham drug ring leader Todd Hamilton.

He says Bellingham residents should be relieved that this man will be off the streets for a long time.

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The Whatcom County Sheriffs Department worked with the DEA and other agencies for more than a year to build a case against Hamilton.

A federal judge sentenced Hamilton to a lengthy 20 years in prison Tuesday for running a meth and heroin drug ring in Whatcom County.

Sixteen other associates of Hamilton also face prison time.