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Articles with the Tag: drugs

Sober living house remodel underway Sober living house remodel underway

POLSON – Work on a sober living house is progressing, and that has licensed addiction counselor Jay Brewer hopeful for a spring opening, if not sooner.  Brewer, 54, is a former drug addict who, along with others from the One Heart Committee, is looking to provide a safe place before and after d...

Man gets nearly 10 years for assaults, burglary Man gets nearly 10 years for assaults, burglary

POLSON – A man who was convictedof his fourth partner family member assault was sentenced to nine years and 11 months in the Montana State Prison last week. Judge James A. Manley sentenced Joshuah David Gowen, 38, of St. Ignatius after he pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement. Gowen got four...

Local Boys and Girls Club pilot for national meth prevention project Local Boys and Girls Club pilot for national meth prevention project

RONAN – During a nine-day project, the community came together to make an impression on kids concerning the dangers of using methamphetamines. The event was held at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County in Ronan as part of a national pilot project to hopefully reach kid...

Woman gets deferred sentence for theft, burglary

POLSON – A St. Ignatius woman received two six-year deferred sentences for accountability to theft and burglary last week. The sentences will run concurrently.  Christina Suzzette Umphrey, 33, had been charged for her part in the theft of $13,285 of cash, checks and cigarettes from Rod’s ...

Ronan man faces possession with intent charge Ronan man faces possession with intent charge

POLSON – A 43-year-old Ronan man has been charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute after police allegedly found 15 grams of methamphetamine and 14 loaded firearms in his home on Dec. 30, 2016. Brian Francis Charette was arrested in that case in which police also all...

High-speed chase ends in crash near Lakeside

POLSON – Two women were arrested after a high-speed chase late Wednesday, July 19.  According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop at 11:20 p.m. near St. Ignatius after a four-door Hyundai sedan was seen traveling erratically northbound on U.S. 93...

Charlo man gets 3 years, faces more charges Charlo man gets 3 years, faces more charges

Valley Journal POLSON – A Charlo man was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections last week for criminal possession of dangerous drugs. Daniel Olin Rosa, 32, was sentenced by Judge James A. Manley as part of a plea agreement. Rosa originally faced a possession with intent to dist...

Meth addict finds new hope in drug court Meth addict finds new hope in drug court

The courtroom exudes formality. An ornate chandelier looms in the space over Bella Dally. Above it is the intricately detailed ceiling of Judge John Larson’s court.  For Dally, this intimidating room with its gold columns and rich wood is a place where she feels welcomed and respected.  ...

Retrial results in rape conviction for Vaughn James Retrial results in rape conviction for Vaughn James

POLSON – They finally got their man. The Lake County Attorney’s Office won a rape trial last week when a seven-man, five-woman jury voted unanimously to convict Vaughn James. James, 44, had defeated a rape charge at a June 12-14 trial when the jury split 10-2 in favor of conviction. That wa...

Drug courts offer addicts a path to get clean Drug courts offer addicts a path to get clean

Lauren Pope struggled with drug addiction for more than a decade.  In 2013, things were so bad that she thought getting arrested would be the only way to clean up, so she stole a bottle of Worcestershire sauce from a Rosauer’s in Missoula.  “I made sure that that security lady saw...


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