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Articles with the Tag: drugs

Nicolai sentenced to eight years for assault

A Ronan man was committed at District Court in Polson on Oct. 23 to eight years with the Montana Department of Corrections with four years suspended for aggravated assault.  According to court records, Justice Raven Nicolai, 24, was in the Lake County Jail awaiting trial on drug distribution charges ...

Tribal Health to offer training for opioid overdoses

News from CSKT ST. IGNATIUS  — Tribal Health will begin training interested members of the community in how to administer Naloxone, a lifesaving drug during episodes of opioid overdoses. Tribal Health physical therapists Aaron Sparks and Jason Krumbeck are now certified as master trainers ...

Two more graduate Lake County Drug Court, funding continues Two more graduate Lake County Drug Court, funding continues

POLSON – Being a drug addict isn’t easy; turning your life around is even more difficult, but two more people have done it through Lake County Drug Court, according to Judge James Manley. On Thursday, Oct. 17, two graduates accomplished the life-altering victory and were celebrated in Manley&r...

What do you think about the Lake County drug court? What do you think about the Lake County drug court?

Sarah DeMuro , St. Ignatius, 10/18/19 "I think it’s fine and all. They just really need to crack down on the meth problem. I’ve seen too many people in Walmart 'eeking' out and making me really concerned."   Jimmie Reneau,   St. Ignatius, 10/18/19 “I’ve lived ...

Polson medical center tackles opioid problem Polson medical center tackles opioid problem

POLSON – Opioid overdoses are the third leading cause of injury-related deaths in Montana, according to a Montana Department of Health and Human Services report. Statistics like this have brought healthcare providers and state leaders together to tackle the problem with measured results.  Gover...

Chauvin found guilty of meth possession Chauvin found guilty  of meth possession

Judge James Manley committed a Great Falls man to the Montana State Department of Corrections for a total of five years with none of that time suspended for possession of heroin and methamphetamine in accordance with a plea agreement reached in May.  Raymond Andre Chauvin, 46, pled guilty at District...

Cantu sentenced to five years for drug possession

Gilberto Cantu, 46, of Othello, Washington, was sentenced at District Court in Polson on Oct. 2 to the Montana State Department of Corrections for five years with no time suspended on a drug possession charge. According to court records, on April 7, a Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal police officer...

Thank you, drug court

Editor,  Due to some health issues, I’m not able to give the full recognition to all those involved with Lake County Drug Court. I do thank you all from the depths of my heart. All hats off to the many, many people involved with the system. We have seen such wonderful changes in the area. One t...

Drug endangered children's needs addressed

News from Polson Police Sergeant George Simpson POLSON – The National Alliance for the Drug Endangered Children conference was held in La Crosse, Wisconsin from July 16-18. Melanie Smith, director of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Tribal Alliance for DEC, Ronan Police Officer B...

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...


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