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Arrests made, animals rescued in two drug raids

News from Sergeant George Simpson, Polson Police Department 

POLSON — On the afternoon of Sept. 21, the Polson Police Department executed a residential search warrant at 1008 Second Street E.  This was the third time this year a warrant service was carried out at this residence for drug activity.  The searched yielded prescription pills and numerous items of meth, heroin, and marijuana paraphernalia such as pipes, syringes, and plastic baggies containing drug residue. No children were found inside the home. Numerous animals were also rescued from the home due to the atrocious environment inside the residence. Occupants of the residence were also believed to be the individuals responsible for the graffiti found on neighboring properties. This is the culmination of a two-month investigation. The following nine people were arrested:

Aaliyah Soldier Chief Woods – Animal cruelty (six counts), possession of dangerous drug paraphernalia, possession of toxic substances, criminal mischief (two counts), theft of services (two counts)

Fawn Cain – Possession of toxic substances

Christina Huntsman – Possession of toxic substances

Ashley McLeod – Possession of dangerous drug paraphernalia

Autumn Cain – Possession of toxic substances and possession of dangerous drug paraphernalia

Jaydon Burke – Various outstanding arrest warrants

Tru Schultz – Possession of toxic substances and possession of dangerous drug paraphernalia

Jesse Baker – Possession of dangerous drug paraphernalia

Thayne Carman – Possession of drug paraphernalia

On the afternoon of Sept. 22, another search warrant was conducted at 1000A Cherry Hill Court. Numerous items of dangerous drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and THC oil were seized. Two teenage juveniles were interviewed and released without charges. Levi Couture was arrested for criminal possession of marijuana and dangerous drug paraphernalia.

The warrant services were part of two separate drug investigations. The success of these two operations was due in part to the assistance from Montana Adult Probation and Parole Office, Flathead Tribal Police, Lake County Emergency Communication Center, Polson Water and Sewer, Polson Building Inspector, Polson Parks Department, and Polson Code Compliance.

Mayor Paul Briney was on hand to observe some of the warrant service. 

“I am extremely proud of the work our Polson police officers do every day for the families and especially the children in our community. We have an outstanding team of officers working hard for our community 24/7,” Briney said.

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