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Articles with the Tag: drugs

Red Ribbon Week events resume, highlight dangers of drug use Red Ribbon Week events resume, highlight dangers of drug use

RONAN — Ronan Middle School recently concluded its Red Ribbon Week, teaching the kids about the importance of making good decisions in the face of drugs and alcohol.  Red Ribbon Week was started in 1985 after the death of DEA Agent Kiki Camarena. After Camarena’s death, friends of his lau...

Cleveland sentenced for possession

POLSON — A Lolo man was committed at District Court in Polson on Nov. 2 to 10 years with the Montana Department of Corrections with all but time served suspended. Jay Le Cleveland, 46, had entered a “no contest” plea to one count of criminal possession with intent to distribute during an...

Pro athletes talk to Ronan teens about decision making Pro athletes talk to Ronan teens about decision making

RONAN — As part of the national Red Ribbon Week Campaign former Los Angeles Laker Michael Cooper and Los Angeles Rams Preston Dennard visited Ronan to speak to high school and middle school students about responsibility, decision making and saying no to drugs and alcohol. Both Cooper and Dennard spoke ...

Governor Gianforte convenes public safety roundtable

News from the office of Governor Gianforte BUTTE – On Aug. 24, Governor Greg Gianforte convened a public safety roundtable with local officials, treatment providers and law enforcement officers in Butte as the crisis at the U.S. southern border drives up drug interdictions, drug use and crime in M...

Glass sentence deferred Glass sentence deferred

POLSON — The imposition of sentencing for a Polson man caught with fentanyl hidden in his body was deferred for three years. Jimmy Justin Glass, 41, was given credit for time served of 146 days during his sentencing hearing at District Court in Polson on May 25. Glass was booked into the Lake County...

Suspect charged with arson for Boulder 2700 fire Suspect charged with arson for Boulder 2700 fire

POLSON — After months of investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and in conjunction with the CSKT Division of Fire investigators, a Ronan man has been arrested for starting the Boulder 2700 fire last July.   Craig Allen McCrea, 36, is being charged by the Lake County Attorney&rs...

Onesalt sentenced to six years for drugs Onesalt sentenced to six years for drugs

POLSON — A Polson man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on May 19 to a total of six years with the Montana Department of Corrections for violating conditions of parole by possessing drugs. Justin Duane Onesalt, 34, was also sentenced to 20 years with the Montana State Prison with 10 years suspe...

Valley Views

Driving through Polson, I am reminded of all the times in high school when I was told how devastating the drug issue was in our town. Naturally, I used to think these drugs were the cause of the ubiquitous poverty within our community. However, I cannot help but think this causal relationship is reversed. ...

Glass pleads guilty to criminal possession Glass pleads guilty to  criminal  possession

POLSON — A Polson man who risked a potentially fatal overdose by attempting to conceal illegal drugs inside his body has admitted to possessing the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Jimmy Justin Glass, 41, was booked into the Lake County jail on New Year’s Eve. He entered a plea of guilty at District Co...

Erickson convicted of criminal possession Erickson convicted of criminal possession

POLSON — A Polson man with a criminal history dating back to when he was a juvenile and who has been deemed a persistent felony offender, has been sentenced to a total of 16 years in the Montana State Prison after being convicted on two counts of criminal possession of dangerous drugs. According to ...


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