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Articles with the Tag: drugs

K-9 officers find drugs at the fairgrounds during training K-9 officers find drugs at the fairgrounds during training

POLSON – Cocaine’s chemical smell filled the air from somewhere inside of a vehicle.  A K-9 officer followed his nose and quickly moved to find the source. His handler watched anxiously. If the dog didn’t find the drugs, it could mean failure.  Forty police dogs and their handl...

Law enforcement makes multiple drug busts

LAKE COUNTY – Four unrelated drug busts in a 24-hour period kept the Lake County Sherriff’s Office extra busy last week.     The criminal activity started early on Monday, June 3, at 6:25 a.m. when 28-year-old Seth Williams, of Polson, was arrested in Ronan. Lake County Sheriff Don B...

Sentence suspended for expectant mom Sentence suspended for expectant mom

A Lake County woman has been ordered to pay $40,000 restitution as part of her sentence on burglary charges. Samantha Ness, 27, was sentenced to a total of seven years with the Montana State Department of Corrections with all of those years suspended. The sentence was handed down at District Court in Pols...

Schoonover’s sentence resolves four cases Schoonover’s sentence resolves four cases

James Walter Schoonover, 50, of Pablo, has been committed to the state Department of Corrections for a total of 10 years with five years suspended as part of a plea agreement that resolves four separate cases and five felony charges. In the first case, Schoonover was facing one count of assault with a wea...

Trials set for couple transporting meth in mail

A Polson man entered a “no contest” plea at District Court in Polson on May 8 to the amended charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, which is a felony.  Anthony “Tony” Friscia, 63, was initially charged with criminal possession with intent to distribute for allegedly...

Residential drug search warrant leads to arrests Residential drug search warrant leads to arrests

News from Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson POLSON – Last month your Polson Police Department began a drug investigation involving individuals on the west side of town.  On May 10, at approximately 5:45 p.m., a team of law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at 1002 5th St. ...

Drug Court celebrates successful first year Drug Court celebrates successful first year

POLSON – In an effort to keep people from continuously cycling in and out of the criminal justice system, a drug court for Lake County was a developed with a focus on helping people create a new life for themselves. On Thursday, April 11, Lake County Drug Court celebrated its seventh graduate and a ...

Law enforcement officials speak on local drug activity, solutions Law enforcement officials speak on local drug activity, solutions

POLSON – Community members got answers last week to a wide range of questions on drug use in the county directly from those who enforce drug laws - from which drugs are used to what is being done to treat addiction.  The event featured a panel of officers from the Confederated Salish and Kooten...

McDougall, Caye sentenced in robbery case McDougall, Caye sentenced in robbery case

Two Lake County people convicted of what charging documents describe as the robbery of an alleged drug dealer were sentenced at District Court in Polson on March 20.  District Judge James Manley sentenced Gaige Alexander Caye, 16, to the Montana Department of Corrections for 10 years with five years ...

Former school bus driver receives deferred sentence Former school bus driver receives deferred sentence

A former school bus driver and owner of a bus company who was caught in possession of methamphetamine had his sentence deferred for three years in accordance with a plea agreement on March 14 by District Judge Deborah “Kim” Christopher. Scott William Johnson, 55, pled guilty to a single count ...


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