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Articles with the Tag: drugs

2,600+ pounds of narcotics seized

News from the U.S. Department of the Interior WASHINGTON — Today, the Trump Administration highlighted the efforts made in 2019 by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Joint Opioid Reduction Task Force in Indian Country, as law enforcement officials successfully led 14 operations across sev...

High speed chase ends in arrest High speed chase ends in arrest

A Pablo man is facing drug possession and criminal endangerment charges after a high-speed pursuit with law enforcement in July. Shawn Curtis Shourds, 41, entered a plea of not guilty in Polson District Court on Aug. 5 to charges of criminal endangerment and two counts criminal possession of dangerous dru...

Sherman sentenced for drug possession

Adam Ethan Sherman, 20, of Ronan, was committed in Polson District Court on July 15 to the Montana Department of Corrections for four years with none of that time suspended for possessing methamphetamine.  The sentence was part of a plea agreement that resolved a total of four cases against Sherman. ...

Legislators asked to support reentry programs

News from ACLU Montana   MONTANA – The ACLU of Montana and community members shared with Members of the Law and Justice Interim Committee the challenges faced by individuals returning to their communities after being incarcerated or otherwise involved with Montana’s criminal legal system...

Swindler given credit for time served in theft case

A man who was found guilty of stealing a dump truck from the Woods Bay area was committed to the Montana Department of Corrections for four years with all that time suspended.  Judge James Manley handed down the sentence in Polson on July 8. Manley gave Michael Austin Swindler, 30, credit for sixty-s...

Briefs for July 1, 2020

USDA announces assistance program News from the USDA You can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 28, 2020.  There is...

Charlo pleads not guilty to drug charges

Labenza Dawn Charlo, 20, of Pablo entered a plea of not guilty in District Court at Polson on June 11 to felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs.  According to court records, on Jan. 28, Polson police assisted probation officers with a hotel room search in Polson, which is where Charlo was stay...

Man violates parole from child abuse charges Man violates parole from child abuse charges

A Polson man was sentenced at District Court in Polson on May 27 to the Montana state prison for six years with no time suspended for violating conditions of what was initially a three-year deferred sentence. Joseph Farris, 34, was convicted by way of a plea agreement, signed in Polson District Court on N...

Addiction recovery home opens in Polson Addiction recovery home opens in Polson

POLSON – Jay Brewer stood outside the new drug and alcohol addiction-recovery house – one of the first of its kind in Montana – on a warm spring afternoon with a smile on his face. “Everything is surreal right now,” Brewer said as he looked at the ordinary white house being u...

Police serve drug-investigation search warrants Police serve drug-investigation search warrants

POLSON – The Polson Police Department executed two search warrants in February, resulting in seized evidence and arrests. Nobody was injured during the execution of either search warrant. On Feb. 11, the Polson Police Department executed a search warrant on a hotel room in the Red Lion Inn as a resu...


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