Charlo man faces three criminal cases
A Charlo man is facing three separate criminal cases in Lake County, all involving drug possession charges. Josiah Ray Senecal, 28, entered a plea of not guilty at District Court in Polson on Sept. 29 to five counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
According to court records, on April 18, 2018, Senecal was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia containing methamphetamine residue and was charged with one count of criminal possession of dangerous drugs. The second case involved a probation search of a hotel room in Polson where Senecal was staying Jan. 28, 2020. Law enforcement officers allegedly found heroin, methamphetamine, a firearm and two young children in the room. In the third case, law enforcement was called to investigate a suspicious extension cord leading to a storage closet in government housing Jan. 27. Senecal was located inside the closet, apparently trying to live in it. Senecal was allegedly in possession of drug paraphernalia containing methamphetamine residue and a rubber ball containing a substance that later tested positive for heroin.
District Judge James Manley set all three cases for trial Feb. 28.