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Articles with the Tag: drugs

Misconduct at state crime lab affects local drug cases

As many as 68 drug cases may have been affected by misconduct at the Montana State Crime Lab. Lake County officials confirm recently dismissing 10 criminal drug possession cases due to a former chemist at the Montana state crime lab being charged with using drugs taken from the lab.  Lake County Chie...

Former St. Ignatius man gets credit for 10-plus months for marijuana possession Former St. Ignatius man gets credit for 10-plus months for marijuana possession

POLSON — A former St. Ignatius man now living in Wyoming was given credit for 315 days served last week as part of a three-year suspended sentence for marijuana possession.  Judge James A. Manley gave Solomon Preston Bolen credit for 225 days in the Lake County Jail and 90 days at a counseling ...

Man gets suspended sentence for theft of $28K in gold coins, ingots Man gets suspended sentence for theft of $28K in gold coins, ingots

POLSON — A man complicit in the theft of more than $28,000 in coins and precious metals from a Ronan man in 2015 received a five-year suspended sentence last week. Michael Paul Furbush, 28, was sentenced by Judge Kim Christopher for his part in the theft. He was given credit for 92 days served in th...

Grant benefits mothers, newborns

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Cente r POLSON – Mothers with newborns experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) on the Flathead Reservation will have access to a “A Bridge to Hope” thanks to a $42,600 grant award from the Montana Healthcare Foundation to support this proj...

Rural route carriers suspected of meth trafficking Rural route carriers suspected of meth trafficking

POLSON — Two U.S. Postal Service contractors face charges of intent to distribute dangerous drugs after police say they found a suspicious package at the home of Anthony Friscia, 62, and Mary Friscia, 47, in Polson last week.  According to a Jan. 12 press release from the Lake County Sheriff&rs...

Large drug bust in Polson area involves U.S. Postal Service contractors Large drug bust in Polson area involves U.S. Postal Service contractors

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two U.S. Postal Service contractors for felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. An LCSO deputy acted on information that Anthony Friscia, 62, and Mary Friscia, 47, were utilizing the U.S. Postal Service to traffic methamphetamine int...

Sheriff reports 60 people released from jail in three weeks Sheriff reports 60 people released from jail in three weeks

POLSON – Lake County Sheriff Don Bell wants the community to see just how many people are being released from jail each week that would have remained incarcerated if it weren’t for a lack of space. “We want to be transparent about the problem and show people how badly we need a new deten...

Six arrested during ‘Operation Blue Christmas’

POLSON — Six people were arrested in a combined operation between local law enforcement agencies on Monday night, Dec. 18. Dubbed “Operation Blue Christmas,” the short-term investigation focused on rescuing children from homes with drugs and drug dealers and abusers, a press release from...

Elks Lodge donates $2,752 for new drug dog Elks Lodge donates $2,752 for new drug dog

News from Elks Lodge 1695 The Elks Lodge #1695 in Polson has partnered with the City of Polson Police Department to raise funds for the purchase of a replacement of the K-9 drug dog, Brody. Chad Komiofiske, Exalted Ruler and Bev Barrett, Drug Awareness Chairman presented Captain Allan Booth and Detectiv...

Woman charged with assault with vehicle

POLSON — A 31-year-old Ronan woman is facing an assault with a weapon charge for allegedly striking another woman with a vehicle on May 23.  Jamie Michelle Fisher was charged after Paris Anne Moll was found lying on the road near North Foothills and Clairmont Roads east of Pablo.  Moll,...


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